Author Archives: BayouRat

About BayouRat

Adventure Traveler, Amateur Rocket Scientist, Computer Nerd

Swimming With Sharks

I had a great time today swimming with the sharks at Kicker Rock here in the Galapagos Islands. Of course there were turtles too. Here is Kicker Rock. Stay Tuned For Updates!

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Galapagos Bound

I’m in Quito today. We went to the market in Otavalo and visited an extinct volcano that now has a lake in it’s caldera. When I woke up this morning I was blessed with a view of a snow capped … Continue reading

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How Fast Things Change In The Rain Forest

This is the same view looking out over the Amazon basin from the foothills of the Andes. Pictures were taken aprox. one hour apart. They don’t call it a rain forest for nothing. Once it moved in it rained all … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Yes, it rains everyday in the rain forest. Some times more then once. I am on the Eastern side of the Andes mountains and will be headed down to the beginning of the Amazon jungle tomorrow. I hiked a few … Continue reading

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The Mindo Cloud Forest

  It’s just how it sounds. A forest in the clouds. But this is the dry season and we have been blessed with blue skies. We have been birding and trekking through the mountainous forest. Words can not begin to … Continue reading

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Yes, It’s An Active Volcano

The first day in Ecuador was very eventful. I saw an Andean Condor and went from the high Andean cloud forest down to a tropical rain forest valley. This is the most incredibly rugged place I have ever seen. Truly … Continue reading

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Heading South at 37,000 ft.

Next stop Quito, Ecuador

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Why I’m Traveling To Ecuador (Part 4)

The Galapagos Islands: The Galapagos were born from volcanoes erupting violently out of the sea. Plant and animal species traversed 1000km of ocean to colonize the islands, leaving species isolated and evolving independently on different islands. Observing this had a … Continue reading

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What To Eat????

While traveling to another country will always bring about new digestive experiences. It’s something every human does, eat. So instead of looking for the Euro/American food I plan to eat what I can from the locals. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Why I’mTraveling To Ecuador (Part 3)

The Amazon Jungle Covering approximately 12’000,000 H., the major area of the Ecuadorian Amazon supports exuberant vegetation that is typical of humid tropical forests, its western limit is the Andes Mountain Range, Peru lies to the south and Colombia to … Continue reading

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