Report 26 June

Report of 26th June
Report by Thecla and Benno

awakening of the day

awakening of the day 

We awake and the sky is for the first time bright.
Very early we are ready for a hike to the giant trees. We see several giants on this very imposing hike, named Ceibo.

giant tree

giant tree 

The measures of one of the trees were 6 diameters and has a surrounding of 9 meter.
These trees are hollow inside. We get surprised by the beauty of the nature.

another nature creation

another nature creation 

flowers

flowers 

bird

bird 

wesp nest

wesp nest 

After the hike we were waiting for a call from David. If he calls the bearing cap will be ready for the final part. About 13.00 hour we are expected to come to the garage. For the first time we can see what the result of the days of work from the mechanics has become. Ready for the final measurements!. Dirk and Benno are working hard for the whole afternoon. They got assistance from one of the mechanics, nicknamed Chini, of the repair shop of David.

grinding and measering

grinding and measuring 

Under supervision of Carlos, who has much experience with measurements? He also knows exactly what kind of materials you need which he also supplied.
Carlos told me that if you become engineer in Ecuador you have to make an order to make a fitting bearing cap. In the Netherlands you don’t learn that anymore to make that by hand.

assemble the crackshaftcap

assemble the crankshaft cap 

where is the entrance

where is the entrance 

When it’s getting dark we are almost close to the final stage of the bearing cap.
We stop and can clean everything just for getting real dark. In the dark we drive back to the campsite.
There we get surprised by a call from David. He, Carlos and Colorado wants to join us with dinner and want to make BBQ.  We’re feeling happy and have fun till the very little dark hours.

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