The Sea and Sand! Salinas, Ecuador
In November I had my first visitor! Tammy was the first to take the long flight from Denver, Colorado to visit me in my new home here in Cuenca. Of course, being landlocked in Colorado Tammy greatly wished to put her toes into the sand and feel the cool waves of the Pacific ocean. After a quick tourist’s visit of Cuenca we headed west to Salinas, Ecuador.
Salinas is about 90 miles from Guayaquil and is the westernmost city of the mainland Ecuador. Now, there are many mixed opinions regarding Salinas. Many say: “Salinas is a mini Miami.” With this statement they are referring to the high rise apartment buildings that line the “Malecon” which is the beachfront esplanade.
Also, I believe these are also referring to the beaches that become packed with sunbathers and it is said that every inch of the beach is covered with the sun worshipers. So, I have to qualify my opinion with the fact that Tammy and I arrived in early November on a Monday and stayed through Wednesday. The little city was quiet and the beaches perfect for us!
Tammy did get to put her toes into the Pacific and walk the soft, sandy beaches! All the while we were fascinated to watch the workers of the sea.
Tammy and I had a relaxing and fun experience in Salinas. We laughed. We breathed the moist, salty air. We walked the soft sand and felt the cool waves caress our legs. We watched the sunset over the peaceful waves of the Pacific ocean. We ate amazing seafood. We had a great time enjoying our friendship with long talks, laughs and wine. It was so nice to have her here!
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