This is a continuing series of extracts from the diary of Grace, a Baby Boomer / Zoomer, who is living life to the fullest, to the benefit of the world around her in a remote area of Ecuador.
" We rode the horses to Guilman today. It is about 7 or 8 km from my house; but directly above it about 1000 feet. The straight face of this mountain is about 200 feet from my house and then straight up 1000 feet is a flat plateau of land. The view from up there is amazing! This land was occupied by the pre Inca. There are worship and burial grounds and pyramids of earth created by them. The two bachelors and their father run the hostal. All the food is grow there, they have a museum of the artifacts they have found over the years of working the ground and building the hostal.
They are fixing the road so you can make it there in a jeep now, but we just went on the horses.
We had deep fried yuka and coffee before we came back
down. I talked him into giving me some beautiful flowers that he had
The little girl on the horse with me in Narete, my god daughter.
"Everything in Ecuador eats bananas, just a few examples from today.
My dog Toby eats about 10 a day, the rabbits, guinea pigs, my pig
princessa and my horse Cafe all get lots of bananas."
Grace has been working, now as project administrator, with a project called Touch The Jungle focusing on wildlife rescue and rehabilitation for a period of 10 years. The project emphasizes environmental responsibility; helping communities improve their lives as they preserve and protect the world around them.
Information on the project Touch the Jungle can be found on the website www.touchthejungle.org/EnvironmentallyResponsible.shtml