Wednesday, January 28, 2015
01.28.2015 - 01.28.2015 75 °F
I woke up feeling better, but Pascale had not slept well so we decided to cancel our hike to waterfalls and lagoon. Turns out it was for the best, about 45 minutes later the rains started, but I don't just mean rain; but a deluge like someone started pouring water out of a bucket. It would have been a very muddy/messy hike.
It's given me time to catch up on some work and it's now 11:30 a.m. and we'll head out soon to walk around town. Good thing we brought good ponchos!!!! Will update more later.
Walked out to get some cash. Had to return because I forgot the card. Go to ATM and had the CC and not debit card, had to return again. UGH!!!'
Got cash and lunch. Hired a taxi for two hours to show us the jungle around Tena. Some scenery shots.
A little pueblo we drove to in the mountains. We had hoped to hike down to some waterfalls but locals recommended against since it was very muddy/slippery due to rains. You will note the community bathroom.
Some shots from the Hostal where we're staying.
Unfortunately this is a familiar sight. You are walking along a busy/primary sidewalk and you encounter the following. Nothing warning of danger, nothing to protect passerby. Obstacles like this are everywhere!
Finally, an old memory. We were walking around town and noticed this hostal where we had stayed nearly 16 years ago. It was supposed to be the best in town, however after checking in it was so musty that Patty and I had to go down to the truck parked on the street to sleep in the cab. I don't think either of us got a wink of sleep
UPDATE: We did bring great ponchos for the trip, however we left them in storage at hotel in Quito. I have a hunch we're going to get very wet tomorrow on our hike to the falls.
I'ts now 9:30 p.m. After dinner we got back to room and found no electricity. A generator had been knocked out in an accident. HOWEVER, 10 minutes later power came back on; very impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goodnight.