It rained a lot this morning which meant that for the first time in a week I was able to enjoyably eat breakfast and do my morning farm tasks without melting. I checked the weather forecast yesterday in town when we had WIFI and it states 23 degrees… wise word of wisdom – that is complete crap. Never trust it. On the bus home yesterday is said 40 degrees inside and 37 outside. You could literally fry an egg ion the ground so why the forecast states this bullshit I don’t know.
However even though it is raining, we ran out of water in the supply tanks out the back of the farm and the shower broke so we are definitely not off to the best start today. Looks like we will use the rain to our advantage and shower outside.
We had read reviews about the Lava tunnels located in Bella Vista and as it was on the way to town we decided to go for a visit. The entry is $3.50USD pp and upon arrival, no one was there so we meandered around for a while before calling it a day and leaving. To be honest, the lava tunnels in Racho El Chato were great so we would both recommend sticking to them and not wasting time nor money. If you are a lover of all things caves, then by all means check them out as they are the longest caves in South America reaching a whopping 2.2kms long.
Shockingly enough by the time we got to Puerto Ayora after the walk to the lava tunnels, the rain had stopped, and the day was truly spectacular as per usual and bloody roasting. We had planned to watch the football – Liverpool vs. Barcelona at our local spot 1835 at 1pm – gives Leo a chance to chill and do something he loves and for me eat cake and use their WIFI. Before making our way there we stopped off at the beach by the Charles Darwin centre – Playa de La Estacion. The beach is open from 6am – 6pm daily and is a nesting place for the marine iguanas so you will be joined by these guys, brightly coloured crabs and plenty of pelicans. It’s super beautiful here and well worth going for a dip in the clear waters. The rocks off the beach also make for great snorkelling too!
We had to stop by the port on the way home as I had read that sometimes you see golden rays in the afternoon and guess what? WE SAW HEAPS, and swimming iguanas, black tipped reef sharks and got some killer images of the friendly sleep sea lions chilling on the benches.
We have got so used to the farm now that upon arriving home I would have sat chatting to Leo for a good half an hour before we both realized I had a big praying mantis …in my hair. Didn’t even notice it.