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Chilling it Anconcito, Ecuador
Posted by: bdahunter
Date: March 21, 2011 02:26PM
After a run up the coast of Ecuador looking for a nice place to just kick back and relax, we have come full circle and are back at the beginning of the Costa del Sol in Anconcito. We saw lots of beach towns over the past week, some were surfer towns with lots of 20 somethings looking for a wave to ride or some dope to smoke, some were local towns and we were one of very few gringoes in these towns which had little to offer except dust and dirt mixed in with reheated beans and rice with a bit of carne thrown in for good measure, a few were fairly nice with newer infastructure and a place that you could lay your head without rats and cockroaches joining you in the middle of the night. The Princess insisted on staying in the towns where the rats and cockroaches were not going to be visiting in the middle of the night.:poke:

Anconcito is a nice little town on the edge of a major tourist town called Salinas and we are staying at a guest house on the ocean that is owned by an American couple that moved down here permanently a few years ago. Chilling by the pool and I even broke out the CZ-21 for a trial spin, the first time it has been turned on since we left Bermuda in November 2010 - ran like a charm. Lots of heavy black sand which played havoc with the CZ but at least I got to swing a bit even if I did get skunked.

I'll have to play with the settings on the CZ-21 some more before I go to the beach in Chanduy that has the wreck of the La Capitana off of it. I just might get lucky and find one of these babies, you just never know.



You knew it wasn't spring here yet didn't ya Eric...........
Posted by: Wayne in BC
Date: March 22, 2011 10:54PM
well ok, it's appreciated anyway:biggrin:
Hope you make some finds!

A liar will assume you are lying

LOVE the ocean pictures Eric!!!
Posted by: Mikie
Date: March 23, 2011 07:15AM
How much longer are you on tour? Sure looks to be a wonderful time!!!

Where did you get the 4 reales.?? Is that one from the Capitana? Are they overly expensive?

Fair winds


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Re: LOVE the ocean pictures Eric!!!
Posted by: bdahunter
Date: March 23, 2011 04:35PM
The 1654 4 Reale coin is from the La Capitana wreck and I would guess it would fetch between $400 and $500. It belongs to the Patrimonio Cultural in Guayaquil but they were nice enough to let me handle it and photograph it. I tried to get to the beach that La Capitana sank off of because even though the wreck site has been picked clean I was hoping that there might be a few strays that got away - most likely from the passengers that made a swim for it and drowned because they filled their pockets with gold coins before jumping ship.:rolleyes: Greed makes even the wise act like fools.
The shoreline that I needed to get to is now lined with shrimp processing plants and the road to it has an armed checkpoint, no way to get to that beach now, even for a long shot hunt that I was hoping to have.

Another time, another hunt,


Beautiful shoreline for sure.
Posted by: George-CT
Date: March 24, 2011 07:21PM
Who knows what might of washed up on those shores over the years. Had 2 more inches of snow here today so I sure enjoy seeing something green and warm waters.


Re: Chilling it Anconcito, Ecuador
Posted by: Ocean Hideaway
Date: July 13, 2011 01:58PM
And hello there from Anconcito and the Ocean Hideaway!

Never now where I will discover buried treasure :)

Thanks for giving a shout out to

Gina and Poochie send tail wags ~ And The ladies, Senora Maria and Senora Francisca look forward to you visiting us again!

Hoping to turn the pool house into a self contained house with Kitchenette shortly. Whadya think?


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