I was so amped to start my morning off with an amazing workout after scouting out a course yesterday. Well, the “sunrise” brought rain and just for a moment I debated my on my plans. What? It’s just water, let’s do this!
Goal: A warmup run to a strengthening set and ending with a yoga stretching session.
The jog is through the park and leads me towards the water. Apparently not many people were up for a mud run, so I had the whole road to myself.
Time for some muscle building! A simple pull up bar and bench is all I need. This has got to be my favorite bench press that I’ve ever come across!
After the upper body workout I head towards the sand for a jog to fire up the legs… and a quick (overcast) handstand photo!
I start to tune in on my breathing as I prepare for my yoga on the beach!
Turns out it’s not in rain or shine (enter sad and slightly pouty face here).
Oh well, the sun is starting to smile so now I’ll show you the brighter side of Canoa!
With this town being popular within the surf community, there are several hotels and hostels that line the streets and beach. I actually think there are more hostels than there are restaurants or cafe’s.
Here are some street sights that caught my eye!
Notice this structure is a ceviche restaurant on the left, a mini market in the middle and a home to the right. It’s very typical here for families to live and work from the same building.
Once you reach the water, you’ve got your pick amongst little food vendors, jewelry shops or typical bar shacks.
As I was finishing up my walk I met this group of surf instructors and bartenders. No English was spoken, so this connection was based off of my broken Spanish and a constant game of charades.
The daylight starts to dim and I treat myself to a sunset. Notice the complimentary snack is popcorn and plantain chips, classic!
The night brings more energy with new friends! She’s from Spain and he’s Peruvian (two of my favorite countries) and now they live in Ecuador. With a sincere invite, they encourage me to visit them in the popular beach town of Montañita. We shall see mis amigos!