We have spent the last five days relaxing on the beach in Montanita which is a very touristy little surf/beach resort on the coast of Ecuador with brilliant sea food. Our Hostel (Brisa Marina) was right on the beach so we could swing in the hammock and watch the sun set... awesome! We also had a go at surfing and the waves were pretty easy so even Jo managed to stand up. The rest of our time has been spent drinking the most amazing fruit smoothies, eating pan au chocolate, drinking cocktails...(Montanita has a street dedicated to cocktails!)... and taking silly photos on the beach!!!! Great news is that we have managed to get a last minute deal to the Galapagos Islands so we fly there tomorrow (Christmas Day) and will spend the next 8 days on a boat cruising the Islands. We will be sure to let you know how we´ve got on.
A Very Merry Christmas to you all and have a great New Years Eve.
Lots and lots of love,
Jo and Al xxxx