Mon 6th - just a quick stop to take the ferry and get closer to Canoa

Bahia de Caraquez Travel Blog

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our destination
Finally we arrived to Bahia de Caraquez. This wasn't as big as Manta, but was a big town too. After Crucita and Charapoto is was nice to see tall buildings, hehehe. I don't know what you can see and do in Bahia, we were there just to take the ferry that would take us to the other side of the river and closer to Canoa.

Lisa was told that the ferry was always crowded and we should be patient. But when we arrived we didn't see many people. I asked a cop, if there was a line and he just pointed straight, we started driving that way, but didn't see any line. We had to make a u-turn and finally where back at the beginning, hahaha. The cop wanted to stop us when we were driving away but couldn't and decided to wait until we came back, and so we did.
Shawn doing the line


Then I saw one of the funniest things. Usually when you are doing a line you will stand behind the last person, but in this case you will stand in front of the last person, what? hahaha. Since the ferry wasn't there, we thought we had some free time. There was a handicraft market next to the ferry station, so I went to take a look for a magnet, but no luck... William went to buy some fuel for us aka beer, hahaha.

Suddenly I saw the line moving. I couldn't believe it! In order to move forward, you have to drive backwards, hahaha, how odd! Then I understood why. So the cars would be able to go in reverse and when they arrive to the other side of the river would be able to leave quick, hehehe. Shawn understood that late too, hehehe.

Nevermind, we took the ferry and stood outside the car. We didn't want to spend more time sitting than the necessary, hehehe. The view from the city and the buildings was nice, specially while we were getting further away and you could see the whole bay. William brought the beers and the 4 new friends toasted for the adventures to come, yay!!!!

By the way, this was my 1st Club (another beer) in Ecuador, yay!!!
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our destination
our destination
Shawn doing the line
Shawn doing the line
getting closer to Bahia
getting closer to Bahia
we arrived to Bahia!!!
we arrived to Bahia!!!
driving around the city
driving around the city
cops :P
cops :P
the City Hall
the City Hall
shopping time at Bahia
shopping time at Bahia
street food
street food
the bay we had to cross
the bay we had to cross
I love Bahia - ecocity
I love Bahia - ecocity
ferry arrived
ferry arrived
ferry
ferry
William & Lisa
William & Lisa
Yadi & Shawn
Yadi & Shawn
my 1st club!
my 1st club!
the dock
the dock
nice view of the city from the fer…
nice view of the city from the fe…
at the bay
at the bay
boats at the bay
boats at the bay
:P
:P
view from the ferry
view from the ferry
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Bahia de Caraquez
photo by: yadilitta