Nancy and Michelangelo picked us up and took us south to Posorja to go on a boat trip. We had a ride around the harbor, looking for dolphins, which did not show up, and then out to some rocky islands to see the birds. We saw frigate birds, brown pelicans, turkey vultures, and blue footed boobys.
Blue footed Booby with brown pelicans
We went over to Puna Island and got out and walked on their new road. This island has just gotten electricity in the last two weeks and has had a new road with sidewalks build by the government. They have also built rows of new little houses for people on holiday to rent. This island was isolated for a long time and almost depopulated because the young people all left to find work elsewhere. Now the government is trying to revitalize it and bring the tourist industry there to create jobs. Strange having this new road and new houses and there are only about 10 families living in the town, but I guess it's a start.
Albert meeting Nancy
Enjoying our boat ride
After we got back and had lunch, we had a lazy afternoon. Don had another swim in the ocean in the late afternoon. Then we went out for supper with Roger. We went to the Smoking Oyster, which is right beside Juan Ostra. Juan Ostra was started by a man and his son and is very well known for good food. The son has now started the Smoking Oyster to get his name known as well. He feels that his chef skills helped make his father's name and now he wants credit himself. He is starting his own restaurant in Guayaquil in a couple of months to see if he can make it. Hopefully he does well because he makes really good food. Don had oysters and coconut shrimp and I had fish fillet with romano cheese sauce. Yum!