While we were in Ecuador we did go other places besides the Galapagos. Besides Quito we flew across the Andes into Coca. From the airport we took a bus to the dock where we boarded a highspeed outboard canoe. We sped east down the Napo River into the Amazon jungle. Right out of Coca it got extremely dense. It wasn't long before we were seeing egrets on the sand bars and parrots flying overhead. Every so often we would see a Yasuni house or village or a family paddling along. Below is a typical view of the jungle shoreline while we were there. The water was very low but only 3 weeks past the water was well over the banks.