Thursday, April 12, 2018

Kayaks, Puerto Lopez, Ecuador #AtoZChallenge




Puerto Lopez bay is a good spot for kayaking. There is even an annual kayak race.



While contemplating what to write for K, I wished I had photos from the race. Then I looked at my April photos. What a nice surprise - I found several Puerto Lopez pictures with kayaks in the background.




Perhaps "Kayaks in the Background of Puerto Lopez Beach Scenes" would have been a more appropriate title for this post. Kayaks are not the focal point of any photo here.




Do you kayak? Several locations around town rent kayaks. Contact me when you are coming to Puerto Lopez and I will give you up to date information.




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27 comments:

  1. I love the pictures and the choice for a not-so-easy letter. And no doubt I will contact you if any time I go to Puerto López! :D

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    1. It would be a huge surprise if I ran into you on the street without knowing you were coming first. :) Thanks Eva!

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  2. I would love to be out on a kayak in that sea, looks lovely :-)
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/12/k-is-for-komarno-slovakia-and-komarom-hungary/

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    1. I do have to try it one of these days, Iain! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  3. Are those three man kayaks? I didn't even know such a thing existed! Beautiful photographs. Reading your blog makes me want to come to Puerto Lopez!

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    1. They are three man Kayaks, Lisa, but they do not have the same built in seats like you might be thinking. There are no backrests, just a round spot for your rump and a space for your feet. If you go back to my H post (Hammock Time), there is a kayak in the background of the first photo. That is a one man kayak - the three man ones are about the same but longer.

      Perhaps we will meet one day in Puerto Lopez! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  4. Kayaking looks like fun to me when it's in the ocean. Around here people kayak in rivers, and the rivers look dirty to me. But in an ocean bay by a sandy beach, I'd love it. Maybe someday, huh?

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    1. Absolutely, Ally, give it a try next time you are in the right area! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  5. The only time I have ever kayaked was in Lake Itaska at the headwaters of the Mississippi. I bet the ocean is a great place for this.

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    1. I bet that was beautiful, Heather! My parents took me to Lake Itaska when I was a nursing infant so I have no memories of it but the pictures from their trip are great - beautiful area! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  6. What a lovely setting for kayaking. it's quite a popular passtime off the beach in my town, but it's not something I've ever tried nor am I likely to!

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

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    1. How nice that you have a lot of kayaking there, too, Keith. Your beach and Puerto Lopez do seem to have a lot in common. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  7. Wow! Lovely pics, Emily. Makes me want to run to the beach right now. I have kayaked once, thanks to my husband’s ‘it will be fun’. It was really fun, though. I love beaches... Kayaking or no kayaking �� Thanks for this beautiful post.

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    1. Oh , this is moon, by the way.

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    2. Thank you so much, Moon! Well done, Moon's husband! I do need to try it one of these days. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  8. Just Love the first photo Emily. Kayaking is popular in Qatar. Shallow waters of the mangroves are my favourite to kayak in as I'm not a confident swimmer. My favourite kayaking trip was with my friend Angela in Abu Dhabi.
    K is for Katara

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    1. Thank you, Arti! That first photo is my favorite of this grouping. Oh kayaking through mangroves would be super cool. Puerto Lopez used to be full of mangroves before humans decided to remove them and fill the area for living quarters. There is an area where they are growing again and being watched over. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  9. It's very unlikely that you'll ever find me in a kayak unless it's a relatively small body of water that seems non-threatening to me. I've never tried kayaking and now at my age I doubt whether I ever will.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. The area in the first photo is a great place for learning in a non-threatening way, Arlee. You can walk all the way from some rocks on the left to the shore so even if you tip over, you can stand up. This photo was during high tide so the rocks are completely covered. If you go back and look at the overhead photo in B for Boats (https://emilbloo.blogspot.com/2018/04/boats-in-puerto-lopez.html), the area is on the top portion of the photo and that shot is at mid-tide. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  10. Hi Emily - it's a favourite sport here in BC - lots of inlets to go in and out of ... in fact I see the idea came from Greenland ... so obviously popular on the east coast too - as any lake, river etc .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, with all of the water around you there, I can see why it would be so popular, Hilary. I had no idea it came from Greenland! Thanks for the education and for your comments as always.

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  11. Except, of course, that you have *made* the kayaks the focal point with your words. What power!!
    (And how lovely it looks!)

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    1. Thank you, Jz! You made my day!!! Feeling powerful indeed!

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  12. How very peaceful it looks! Lucky you, living there. I’ve only been in a kayak once, many years ago. I don’t think I’d try it without someone more experienced than me - and never in anything other than my bathers, in case of falling in! :)

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    1. I am lucky, Sue, to be surrounded by this beauty every day! One of the reasons I have not been kayaking yet is I had been waiting to go with an experienced person. Recently, I found out one of my friends used to take people on kayaking excursions right here in Puerto Lopez so I will be going out with him when I do go. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  13. Lots of Kayaking and Canoeing done in Hawaii. It along your beach looks beautiful.

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    1. What a great place for it, Nancy! There is so much water not only in the ocean but on the islands there, too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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