Adventures in South America!
The last few years have been, for me, at least, a perfect storm. Circumstances have conspired to create the most challenging years of my life. So much so, that there have been times I have almost had to laugh at the continuing onslaught. Although 2014 has been a year of challenge, there have been moments of […]
Leaving Ecuador on the red-eye through Miami last Thursday to my home in Dallas, I have to admit I was quite tired. My trip to Puerto Lopez, Ecuador in order to dive Isla de la Plata (the Poor Man’s Galapagos) for the Marine Megafauna Foundation, to photograph Giant Manta Rays, was both challenging and inspiring at […]
I have spent the last two weeks as a volunteer diver in Ecuador. The diving here can be tough, and it is not easy to get out to the sites, either. Luxury is not available in Puerto Lopez. But I thought the boat was as comfortable as I could have hoped for, and the hotel […]
Here I am, in Ecuador, on a volunteer dive trip, and it is drama after drama around here! Isla de la Plata, Educador is one happening place! I have already blogged about the Humpback Whale we found entangled and could not save, so I won’t go into that. (Not All Entanglements End Happily). So let’s […]
The trip to Puerto Lopez was about 4 hours from Guayaquil, in a van filled with luggage and people. Kind of bumpy too, but we made it, so no problema! The hotel is nice and clean, with balconies overlooking the ocean. There are also hammocks on the balconies, which is quite nice. Upon arrival our […]
In the past few weeks I have had serious doubts as to whether I was going to be able to make this trip! I planned to come to Ecuador over a year ago with a scientific team and volunteers from Marine Megafauna Foundation, to help identify and conserve Manta Rays at Isla de la Plata, […]