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Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club 15th
Annual Art Exhibit, Sunday April 5th, 2009 11:00 to 3:00
Fabulous Ecuador—A Photo tour to the “jungles
& higher up” OOPS! I was so excited I forgot the dates!
Annual Art Exhibit:
Wow!! Now I know “time flies” as I’ve been a
part of this wonderful event since it first was a dream and then became
the reality of the founder, Norma Cerino….which I thought was only a few
years ago. Is this ‘denial’ or just plain forgetfulness? Don’t you forget
if you can make it, as it is truly a wonderful, fun, enlightening event
-- (the realization as to all the talent in our area), and best of
Yup, some things in life are still free!
When: April 5th, 2009 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: LHP Yacht & Racquet Club, 2701 NE
42 nd Street. Phone: (954) 942-7244
Ecuadorian Jungle Adventure and on up to “where the Hummingbirds Roam”:
June 4th through June 17th, 2009!
American Airlines flies from Miami to Quito,
as does Aerogal Airlines. We spend the night in Quito. The next morning
our real adventure begins:
The journey to Sacha Jungle Lodge begins in
Quito, Ecuador's capital city. From here, a 25-minute flight takes us
over the Andes Mountains' majestic snow-covered peaks and down over 8500 feet
(2600 meters) into the Amazon Region. The flight destination is the port
town of Puerto Francisco de Orellana, locally known as Coca, where we
will be met by a bilingual guide and taken to a private dock. Here we
will pause for a snack and to use the rest rooms before boarding our
covered (luggage is very safe & dry) motorized canoe for a 2-hour,
50-mile (80-kilometer) trip down the sediment-rich waters of the Napo,
the largest river in Ecuadorian Amazonia. During the ride it is easy to
spot handsome shore birds such as herons, kingfishers, spoonbills and
ospreys between the scattered native huts as we travel steadily away from
civilization. Upon arrival to Sacha Lodge's 5000-acre (2000-hectare)
private reserve, we will take our first walk along a raised boardwalk
through dense flooded palm forest where several species of monkeys are
often sighted. But don't worry… they will carry our luggage for us! The
path leads to Pilchicocha lake, a blackwater paradise where we'd least
expect to find any sign of people, but dugout canoes (and even paddlers)
await to carry us even farther. As we cross the lake, the cries of
tropical birds lead us to our final destination and home base for an
exciting jungle experience.
After 4 four and half days, we will fly back
to Quito, and then head ‘upwards’ to the Tandayapa Valley, a place where
you can see twenty different hummers in a day, a dozen other species
passing by the dining room windows over breakfast, and over one hundred
species from your balcony alone. Now, throw in the canopy deck, the
large forest floor feeding hide, and our extensive trail system, and you
possibly have the ultimate photographic/birding destination, and other
flora & fauna.
By taking day trips from the Lodge you can
visit a whole range of habitats from the lowlands to temperate forest,
with many different birds and other wild life. Altogether, over 600
species have been recorded on tours based out of the Lodge. Visit my website
to see various names of species and further detail information.
Cost per person: $4,500.00
Deposit due by April 10th, 2009:
Balance Due by May 5th, 2009:
Single Supplement: $ 450.00
Cost Includes: All accommodations have full electric, full room amenities,
full board (all meals), full-time professional nature/bird guide, your
own personal professional photographer (me!), all canoe & other
transportation including in-country flights, and all tips.
Does Not Include: International flight to Quito, laundry or other
personal services, “adult” beverages, any airport tax ( Ecuador does not
require a Visa stamp).
If you are
interested in any of my tours, click on their corresponding link below:
Photo Researchers, Editors, and Publishers:
As stated in previous newsletters, at no
obligation to you, send me a “want list” of images you are looking for that
may coincide with a trip I'm about to take, or have recently taken, and
I'll do my very best to seek out that subject and shoot it with your
request in mind. This may save you some expense, give me a specific
mission and possibly a sale of that image. It's a ‘win, win situation'!
A quick reminder that my library of 35mm
original slides houses approximately 75,000 images, and my digital
library presently holds over 100,000 (and growing-hourly)!
My website holds an in-depth Stock Shop for your quick review: www.joannewilliamsphoto.com