We planned our next meeting, an invite to another expat having a Bon fire/beach party next weeknd, we will stay the night in the house, so we're not taking the bus late. Looking forward to meeting some (or all) the local expats, and some locals as well, and who doesn't like a Bon fire? We bid farewell, and walked the beach again, to gather some treasures.
The biggest sand dollar we've ever seen! But we also saw some not so good things washed up on shore.
These are blue bottle jellyfish, we almost touched one, but then I remembered a blog post from my research days, and how they packed a punch, and to steer clear. When we got home, we looked them up, and sure enough they are nasty! Portuguese man o' war, not to be tangled with, here's what Wikipedia says;
I decided to check my spam folder, and sure enough there were two emails, one from back on the 25th, and another the other day. Gmail had put them in spam, because they were in Spanish, a language I "don't usually" get emails in. Thanks! So now I feel rushed, the port gives a person 15 free days storage ( I was under the assumption it was 30) now I'm down to 7! Luckily this isn't a holiday weekend here, so Fernando should be able to get his phonecalls answered.
I translated part of the email and it sounded like we needed to go to Guayaquil in order for the container to be released, sure wish we had more time, thanks again Gmail! But, Guayaquil is only 130 miles away, we could do it in a day (if Fernando will drive) the bus would be much longer. It just may all work out, let's all keep our fingers crossed that there are no more speed bumps...I know, be flexible.
Hope everyone in the States has a Happy and safe 4th. The adventure continues...