Every time I go to Ecuador I find very nice and unusual things
and thanks to my digital camera, I decided to record them. I was
in Ecuador during the first days of July, 2006. I drove from Guayaquil
to Manta, in Manabi Province, having been invited to be godfather
to our diver’s daughter.
|Colors, textures, forms and surprises when
shelling in Ecuador by Jose Coltro
Between June and September, the Ecuador coast is not the best
place in the world for diving. It is a time of cloudy, dirty water
and lots of whales near the central coast. But, even so, still
a good place for intertidal shelling.
Lots of things had changed since my first trip there in 1990.
The entire coast has increased very much in population and many
of the habitats have been destroyed or access has been completely
blocked by houses or large private properties.
I was able to find some spots where nature is still untouched
and found a very few nice species. But what I noted was nature
and its colors, textures and forms. Some like a weird bright yellow
cucumber that I found on the first trip, or great stone beaches,
Here you will see some nice plants, sand markings, stones, big
rocks, and other interesting things.
That may give you an idea what Ecuador can show you if you go