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Ecuador -- Mainland and Galapagos Islands, Oct. 2011

Day 8, October 21. Early drive to San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa. Hike in afternoon. Hike at night. Stay at San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa.

Day 8, October 21
Early breakfast at San Jorge Hosteleria at Quito
Day 8, October 21
Always a festive appetizer
Day 8, October 21
Leaving Quito, we stop at the Pululahua Geobotanical reserve
Day 8, October 21
Looking into the Pululahua crater
Day 8, October 21
Farther along, we stop at the Equator Monument in Calacali
Day 8, October 21
Jim lining up the GPS on the WGS84 Equator
Day 8, October 21
Dead-even on the WGS84 Equator
Day 8, October 21
Actual WGS84 Equator Line in Calacali (not at the monument)
Day 8, October 21
End of the drive to San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa
Day 8, October 21
To preserve the feel of the Andes, we hike to the Tandayapa Lodge
Day 8, October 21
San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa

Day 8, October 21
Arriving at San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa

Day 8, October 21
Lunch: pork chop, lentils, and pickled cabbage
Day 8, October 21
Outdoor dining overlooking hummingbird feeders and the Andes Mts.
Day 8, October 21
Hiking on the grounds of San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa
Day 8, October 21
Group photo: birdwatchers on the grounds of Tandayapa
Day 8, October 21
Heliconius butterfly advertizing distastefulness to predators
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Wild flowers
Day 8, October 21
Dense, virgin Tropical Cloud Forest
Day 8, October 21
Dense, virgin Tropical Cloud Forest
Day 8, October 21
Cryptic moth
Day 8, October 21
I wonder where this moth usually hides?
Day 8, October 21
Outdoor balcony at San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa
Day 8, October 21
Inside room at San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa
Day 8, October 21
Inside room at San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa
Day 8, October 21
All common areas are outdoors at San Jorge Hosteleria at Tandayapa

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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