Third visit to Ecuador. This time with a text blog as well as videos. Here is the video site
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Doin' Nothin' on the 7th Floor of the Ediface Ibiza

Monday is quiet. We woke up in a classy rental overlooking the ocean. Most of the day is spent listening to music on Stingray, making and eating snacks and watching people on the beach.
Salinas malecon

Around 2:30 the sky darkened and the rains blew in over the bay although it didn't seem to hit the shore. Divers with scuba gear spent a few hours each morning diving for octopus.
When we arrived we were told that the washer dryer was slow- maybe 4 hours or more. We got one load washed and it would not dry. Then finally there was a loudish pop and nothing worked. There was no power at the machine.

nicomar surge protector

After a bit of prying with a screwdriver we got the plug to come out of a small power sensing device that plugs into the wall. Now it works fine. It says 10 amps on it. We are thinking that the machine dryer mode must be too much for it and has burned it out. I'm guessing the device is to shut off your appliance if the power source is too high or too low. Also I think the interior of the dryer needs a clean. Likely there is a lot of lint buildup in the mechanism and the dryer sequence is no longer working correctly. The self contained units are very picky compared to the ones that exhaust the hot air outside.
Here's the view of the deck rail when you have no dryer.

Ibiza deck drying clothes

Younger brother and self-made chef brewed up supper tonight. This is far superior to most of the food offered in the local restaurants.

cooking chicken on the induction stove

The starch was white rice. Vegetable was lightly cooked long green beans. The main dish was chicken cooked in a mixture of green and red sweet peppers, onions, carrots, garlic and herbs, then all slow cooked in a mixture of spices and yogurt to create a yellow curry sauce. The result was better than most of the local cuisine available. And that is why we rented an apartment. We can eat in by choice.

chicken and rice with zuccini and cauliflower

Oh yes. I did get the staff to fill the hot tub up on the 14th floor terrace so I could sufficiently change my digits into clean looking but prune shaped objects. It's a nice way to relax after doing nothing all day.

.3 km walking