Congratulations to Jeffrey Hatcher--June's AW/SWA contest winner. I hope those new Smith shades fit you well! You are still eligible to win the grand prize of a week-long kayaking trip in Ecuador with Small World Adventures. Stay tuned, we'll draw the winner on October 15th.
For all you other viewers, I thought I would throw up a melange of Ecuador photos to whet your palate. Ecuador, while being an amazing whitewater mecca, is also an incredible country to explore on foot. The markets, the mountains, the people are all simply amazing. Combine that with world class whitewater, and you've got yourself 1 damn good vacation!
One of the many vegatable markets in Ecuador. The fruit and vegetables are all super fresh in Ecuador, it's easy to spoil yourself with delicious food. Especially if you are staying at Small World's lodge--Cabanas Tres Rios--and eating Lily's amazing food.
Everyone loves playing in the water in Ecuador!
And, there is some good scnery too. 2 of Small World's owners, Don and Larry, are enjoying some of Ecuador's fantastic scenery. This is the Coca run, and this is just 1 of about 100 spectacular waterfalls.
And of course I had to throw in a photo of the good ol' Jondachi.
Don exploring the Rio Sarapullo on the western slope of the Andes.