The Beach in Olon
It's a laid-back Friday for us, but the beach is starting to get a little busy as Ecuadorians and people from around the world come to the area enjoy the surf, sand and sun. Still, there is plenty of spots on the sand in Olon - there's no need to be crowded.
The Beach in Olon
William and I walked on the beach this morning then watched the first part of Paul and Kara's surf lesson before I decided I had better get out of the sun before I burned. Along the way we saw people camping on the beach, including a guy in a VW bus who is surfing his way from Argentina to Alaska. In the afternoon we all went to our favorite beach restaurant for lunch and cocktails / cerveza's. The seafood dishes are extremely fresh and the blue margarita's quite refreshing. The family who owns the restaurant has now begun to recognize us, and greets us with huge smiles.
We choose the local BBQ place tonight for dinner. There's more restaurant options to explore in Olon and probably 30+ restaurants in nearby Montanita, but all of us really want a second round of a good meal of rice, beans and meat cooked on the grill. The place is hopping with customers at the tables and a line for take-out. We wait a while eyeing the people completing their meals so we can swoop in and grab their seats. Tonight the meat options include credo (pork) as well as pollo(chicken) and chorizo and pollo. All are very tasty. When we ask the owner for cerveza's he points us to the bar across the street indicating we should buy it ourselves and bring it back to the table. We learn from our neighbor that on busy nights the restaurant charges a premium for sitting at the tables rather than taking the meal in a to-go box. Still, for 5 meals the bill comes to just $22. Another $10 for five liters of beer.
Hi. I'm Anne. I wander around the world with William.
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