Dead or alive? Life in Montanita

Was very lucky to find this green sea turtle nesting on the beach, but other sea turtles have not been that lucky!

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Montanita is a small village with the best surf in Ecuador! The locals surf, but they also play a lot of soccer (futball) on the beach wlEmoticon-soccerball Dead or alive? Life in Montanita

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Yes, we suck at surfing… but decided to spend 2 weeks here in the off season, where we would replace the adventure with a more normal daily life. The plan was healthy food, exercise and long walks on the beach.

I don’t know if we felt more dead or live after our first visit in the local gym

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The normal unhealthy hotdog was replaced by the Ecuadorian hotdog, a grilled plantain with fresh cheese. Come on Esben – give me a smile wlEmoticon-openmouthedsmile Dead or alive? Life in MontanitawlEmoticon-openmouthedsmile Dead or alive? Life in MontanitawlEmoticon-openmouthedsmile Dead or alive? Life in Montanita!

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We bought local produce! For breakfast our favorite was fried plantains with fresh cheese (in Spanish: “queso fresco”) and a local grown tomato called “tomate de arbol” – don’t eat the peel (in the left picture). Yes, I still love corn and found the local corn called “choclo”. Our source of protein was primarily eggs and chicken, but was lucky to buy fresh tuna one day.

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We had rented a room on Airbnb 4 km south of Montanita in a local neighborhood. We loved to walk on the beach wlEmoticon-redheart Dead or alive? Life in Montanita, and our host, Tannia allowed us to take her dog, Shadow with us.

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The dog loved the beach!

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More walking from the beach – trying to act like an angel

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Just enjoying the simple life, the comfortable temperature of 23-24 Celsius and no other tourists

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Todays deaths on the the beach… we also saw more than just one dead sea turtle. There is a lot of fishing in the area north and south of Montanita, which can be the course of all the dead sea turtles. They get court in the fishing net, and die of suffocation.

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Its been a while since we have seen so many dead animals on the beach – this is a blue footed booby

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Are you looking at me?

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Dead and alive

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During low tide it was possible to take some amazing close ups of the natural life in the small pools

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In the low season the sky is overcast and everybody is just hanging out. The guys selling sunglasses to the few tourist were having a really hard time due to the cloudy weather, still they passed us about five time trying to sell us new sunglasses.

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Everything and everybody is just really “Tranquillo” here

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You probably know us to well… we can’t spend two weeks without any adventure – where there is water, there is an adventure!

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