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Yvonne
26th April 2013, 22:59
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it seems like Bill hasn't been around on Avalon for a while. Is he OK??

Harley
26th April 2013, 23:03
Just seen him logged-on awhile ago.

I think he's "Standing-By".

:)

Paul
26th April 2013, 23:10
Just seen him logged-on awhile ago.

I think he's "Standing-By".

:)
Yup :).

Paul
26th April 2013, 23:13
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it seems like Bill hasn't been around on Avalon for a while. Is he OK??

Bill's most recent post was yesterday, here (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?57196-I-dont-think-there-is-reincarnation.&p=666454&viewfull=1#post666454), and his profile (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/member.php?6-Bill-Ryan) shows he was last active and online here about three hours ago now.

WhiteFeather
26th April 2013, 23:16
I had noticed this as well. Hope all is well with you Bill. ;)

Harley
26th April 2013, 23:53
I had noticed this as well. Hope all is well with you Bill. ;)

Me too Bill!

BTW, could you fix up a guest room for me down there? Soon?

;)

Ol' Roy
27th April 2013, 00:32
What the hell?

Can't Bill take some time off too?

He checks in every now and a again.

Sometimes we need to take a time out.

Project Avalon is not his only endeavor. When Paul says he is busy, he really means it!

I love the way Bill says things, short and concise!

RunningDeer
27th April 2013, 00:42
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but it seems like Bill hasn't been around on Avalon for a while. Is he OK??

Hello Yvonne,

Bill Ryan left this post the day before yesterday on the "Free Personality Test and Type Descriptions (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?58489-Free-Personality-Test-and-Type-Descriptions&p=665299&viewfull=1#post665299)". (Shhh! I was tickled.)


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ENTP / ENFP (perfectly balanced T and F, off-the-scale N and P).

:)

Sunny-side-up
27th April 2013, 02:40
Love and Light Bill
and
all
Avalonians.

Hugs all round

gittarpikk
27th April 2013, 04:28
I had written a PM to him asking him to look at a rather long text about something very unusual...and his reply was he will but he was very busy tending to some rather important things,,,(or something to that effect)...That was a week or so ago..

ghostrider
27th April 2013, 04:55
It's good for Bill to keep a low profile at times ... remember the spooks listen and monitor everything .... gotta keep em off guard... when I was in the military I took a special class for communications, and the main theme was this, everytime you speak on the airwaves it is monitored by alphabet agencies ...

gigha
27th April 2013, 05:03
As a lost member Lord Sid might of said "get a grip nuggets"

he has been on the forum!! yes

he also has a life no? :horn:

Fred Steeves
27th April 2013, 23:27
I wouldn't pay too much mind to spook talk, the host of this grand conversation likely just comes and goes as he pleases, same as the rest of us. :)

bruno dante
28th April 2013, 03:47
Last seen having tea with Kissinger...

This according to a friend of a friend's cousin, who allegedly has a blurry black n white of the meeting. David Wilcock is quoted as saying "It's a legitimate photo. I dreamt that I took a turd shaped exactly.like 2 men having tea, and after an in depth discussion with Vladimir Putin in the astral, decided it was indeed Bill Ryan and Henry Kissinger. The last time I dreamt of taking a turd shaped like an animate object, it was Osama BinLaden...only days before he was killed"

Later he showed that tiresome photo of him next.to Edgar Cayce, and requested money for his latest newsletter.

I dunno folks..take it or leave it.

gripreaper
28th April 2013, 04:50
Last seen having tea with Kissinger...

This according to a friend of a friend's cousin, who allegedly has a blurry black n white of the meeting. David Wilcock is quoted as saying "It's a legitimate photo. I dreamt that I took a turd shaped exactly.like 2 men having tea, and after an in depth discussion with Vladimir Putin in the astral, decided it was indeed Bill Ryan and Henry Kissinger. The last time I dreamt of taking a turd shaped like an animate object, it was Osama BinLaden...only days before he was killed" Later he showed that tiresome photo of him next.to Edgar Cayce, and requested money for his latest newsletter. I dunno folks..take it or leave it.

Yup, this is exactly what happened, as I have it from a source who is to remain nameless, as well as the Galactic Federation of planetary bodies has also confirmed the existence of a photo, which no one has seen, which confirms that Bill Ryan and Henry Kissinger have met. The unnamed source confirms that there was a deliberate sighting and that the intelligence was passed through sources which confirms they saw what they saw, and any questions as to the validity of this information should remain anonymous. :rolleyes:

bruno dante
28th April 2013, 05:17
Last seen having tea with Kissinger...

This according to a friend of a friend's cousin, who allegedly has a blurry black n white of the meeting. David Wilcock is quoted as saying "It's a legitimate photo. I dreamt that I took a turd shaped exactly.like 2 men having tea, and after an in depth discussion with Vladimir Putin in the astral, decided it was indeed Bill Ryan and Henry Kissinger. The last time I dreamt of taking a turd shaped like an animate object, it was Osama BinLaden...only days before he was killed" Later he showed that tiresome photo of him next.to Edgar Cayce, and requested money for his latest newsletter. I dunno folks..take it or leave it.

Yup, this is exactly what happened, as I have it from a source who is to remain nameless, as well as the Galactic Federation of planetary bodies has also confirmed the existence of a photo, which no one has seen, which confirms that Bill Ryan and Henry Kissinger have met. The unnamed source confirms that there was a deliberate sighting and that the intelligence was passed through sources which confirms they saw what they saw, and any questions as to the validity of this information should remain anonymous. :rolleyes:

Indeed sir, and I appreciate you being discreet, as outing our sources would have been egregiously unprofessional...and dangerous.

But I've just been informed by Zandark from the Galactic Federation of Fraud..er...I mean light that not only are Kerry Cassidy's claims of being the reincarnation of the historic Guinivere true, but that she was also the reincarnation of Broomhilda, the 1500 yr old boozing, man crazy witch. Za dak claims all this was revealed thru the freedom of information quack...er..act. It is, however, disputed by Leo Zagami, who was too distracted by trying to look like a really bad impression of what an evil guy might look like to be formally.interviewed.

What does all this have to do with Bill's whereabouts you all may be wondering. Well, it's all in my book called 'This may or may not be true, but I have a strong feeling it is even though I'm wrong 95% of the time'....only 19.99 on amazon.......

Jean-Luc
28th April 2013, 06:14
On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Jean-Luc wrote:

Brilliant explanation & analysis. Simply brilliant.

http://www.infowars.com/feds-admit-prior-knowledge-and-terror-listings-for-boston-bombing-suspect/


On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Thank you, Jean-Luc! Yes -- simply brilliant.

I absolutely agree: Alex totally nails what really happened. Posting it to Avalon immediately.

My warmest wishes, as always -- Bill

Bill Ryan
28th April 2013, 15:56
Is he OK??

He's fine. :)

Not too far away from this very beautiful place (but several thousand feet lower) -- in Ecuador. Watching world events closely, and getting prepared.

http://projectavalon.net/Ecuador_Andes_Panorama.jpg

Yvonne
28th April 2013, 16:40
:wave: Awesome, Bill.

778 neighbour of some guy
28th April 2013, 19:20
Is he OK??

He's fine. :)

Not too far away from this very beautiful place (but several thousand feet lower) -- in Ecuador. Watching world events closely, and getting prepared.

http://projectavalon.net/Ecuador_Andes_Panorama.jpg

Any clever preps you wish to share Bill?

blufire
28th April 2013, 20:11
Is he OK??

He's fine. :)

Not too far away from this very beautiful place (but several thousand feet lower) -- in Ecuador. Watching world events closely, and getting prepared.

http://projectavalon.net/Ecuador_Andes_Panorama.jpg

Any clever preps you wish to share Bill?


Bill has been sharing extremely valuable prep information (specifically) for well over a year now . . . some of the more sobering information in the last 6 months.

I for one have taken his suggestions and provided information to heart and researched in depth on my own. It is clear to me where we on a global level are headed and I choose to be far out of the way while the chaos continues to ensue for the next several years.

I also am extrapolating as much as possible what this new global world will be. I have also been planning and preparing for this new future and how I can adapt and use it to my benefit and advantage for my community around me.

778 neighbour of some guy
28th April 2013, 20:51
Is he OK??

He's fine. :)

Not too far away from this very beautiful place (but several thousand feet lower) -- in Ecuador. Watching world events closely, and getting prepared.

http://projectavalon.net/Ecuador_Andes_Panorama.jpg

Any clever preps you wish to share Bill?


Bill has been sharing extremely valuable prep information (specifically) for well over a year now . . . some of the more sobering information in the last 6 months.

I for one have taken his suggestions and provided information to heart and researched in depth on my own. It is clear to me where we on a global level are headed and I choose to be far out of the way while the chaos continues to ensue for the next several years.

I also am extrapolating as much as possible what this new global world will be. I have also been planning and preparing for this new future and how I can adapt and use it to my benefit and advantage for my community around me.

Hi BluBillfire, thanks for your reply, i am aware of what and why Bill shared in the past, my question was what HE was doing now, maybe some practical tips for us humble people who dont have the cash to spare to relocate and what not, i have food, vitamins and minerals, clean water, something to prepare and clean it with and a small radio and some medical suplies and some tools ( miniaturised) and o yeah some foil insulated cooling bags for small electronics, seeds are nearly impossible to get but i have tons of sprouting stuff ( a bit seedy), but what have i missed, thats the question i have for Bill.

Tigger
28th April 2013, 21:52
Now that we all know where Bill is, can we close this thread now?

Camilo
29th April 2013, 15:51
He's around and about...

Bill Ryan
29th April 2013, 18:01
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Some more of the local landscape: :)

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0733_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0752_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0753_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0761_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0783a_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0797a_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0877a_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0893a_sm.jpg

Bill Ryan
29th April 2013, 18:03
http://projectavalon.net/DSCN0897a_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN2883a_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN2896a_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN2903a_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN2907_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN2935_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN2936_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN3121a_sm.jpg

Jean-Marie
29th April 2013, 18:05
Bill those pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

-jean-marie

RMorgan
29th April 2013, 18:13
Hey Bill,

This is a hallucinogenic lily of the Datura family; Very powerful and very toxic.

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN2896a_sm.jpg

Cheers,

Raf.

Bill Ryan
29th April 2013, 18:24
Hey Bill,

This is a hallucinogenic lily of the Datura family; Very powerful and very toxic.



Ha! (Note to self: don't take a snack on that one.)

There's a joke here that the native plants fall into three categories:


Some are superfoods.
Some will kill you.
The rest will send on the trip of a lifetime.

The problem is all about figuring out which is which. :)

DevilPigeon
29th April 2013, 18:26
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I fail to see the point of this thread...

Christine
29th April 2013, 18:30
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I fail to see the point of this thread...

That's okay.... :)

Limor Wolf
29th April 2013, 18:31
Hey Bill,

This is a hallucinogenic lily of the Datura family; Very powerful and very toxic.



Ha! (Note to self: don't take a snack on that one.)

There's a joke here that the native plants fall into three categories:


Some are superfoods.
Some will kill you.
The rest will send on the trip of a lifetime.

The problem is all about figuring out which is which. :)

Let the cats from the other thread have a taste

DevilPigeon
29th April 2013, 18:45
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I fail to see the point of this thread...

That's okay.... :)

That was quite an amusing retort...! ;)

Davidallany
29th April 2013, 20:04
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I fail to see the point of this thread...

I don´t. People love to know what Bill is up to, how is he doing, etc.. . It's a state of Keeping in touch.

nomadguy
30th April 2013, 02:16
Thanks for the photos Bill I have been wondering what sort of species exist in those forests, fascinating landscape, high mountains with no snow? Is that right?
I was thinking that would make a rainforest environment that is temperate at the upper elevations and tropical at the lower elevations with many mixed up areas inbetween. A truly magnificent place! There ought to be some special waterfalls there.
Enjoy the adventure!

One of these days! I will get out there myself.

Anchor
30th April 2013, 07:57
Is he OK??

He's fine. :)

Not too far away from this very beautiful place (but several thousand feet lower) -- in Ecuador. Watching world events closely, and getting prepared.

http://projectavalon.net/Ecuador_Andes_Panorama.jpg

Any clever preps you wish to share Bill?


Bill has been sharing extremely valuable prep information (specifically) for well over a year now . . . some of the more sobering information in the last 6 months.

I for one have taken his suggestions and provided information to heart and researched in depth on my own. It is clear to me where we on a global level are headed and I choose to be far out of the way while the chaos continues to ensue for the next several years.

I also am extrapolating as much as possible what this new global world will be. I have also been planning and preparing for this new future and how I can adapt and use it to my benefit and advantage for my community around me.

May I add...

Being prepared is not really something to do with an event that is approaching, but the gradual transformation we are well on the way with.

Being "prepared" right now is wherever possible, growing food, securing water or a plan to secure water (a tested plan!); engineering tolerance into your life so that you can overcome inconveniences with a smile.

Reconnect with the natural world as much as your situation will allow you.

Learn to live a manual life where much of our automation is broken, breaking .... or simply changing from one way of being to another.

Learn to value the resources that we have which are hithertoo undervalued (think about Bills pictures higher up in this thread) and are disrespected, and let go of those that are overvalued and artificial. Be a good steward to the Earth.

Observe the way in which the powers that be try to make this strategy as hard as possible and use all means to work around them.

Have faith that there is a reason for everything and you do have a hand in the design of all this, even if you have forgotten that fact.

Most important, be happy, joyful and kind.

Yvonne
24th May 2013, 02:14
Jeez, what's wrong with inquiring about someone I hold in high regard? Yes, Bill has a life. Yes, I understand he takes breaks. And yes, I could have dug more and found some of his recent posts. It was just a question. Thanks for the beautiful photos Bill, and I'm happy you are well. :cool:

humanalien
24th May 2013, 20:50
As long as the cost of living isn't real high there where bill lives,
i would very much consider moving there, if i ever get up enough
money to fly there and live on for a while.

sirdipswitch
18th July 2013, 17:55
Were those bugs on the hallucinogenic lillies, Ecuadorian Mosquitos? Did anyone else happen to see them? chuckle chuckle.

My take on being prepared, is being able to grab all that I need to survive, in my left hand, a good knife in my right hand, and runnin like H-ll. chuckle chuckle.

bogeyman
18th July 2013, 19:00
Somewhere I'm not I'm stuck in the UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

Sunny-side-up
19th July 2013, 00:19
Watching worlds Collide me thinks!
Golden Energies to you Bill...

conk
19th July 2013, 15:14
What's that you say Bill, we're all welcome to come down and visit? Maybe stay a month or two, or 30? maybe establish a new little town, Avalon, Equador. Everyone on the bus! Hey you, are you really going to bring that cello?

Bill Ryan
19th July 2013, 15:42
Were those bugs on the hallucinogenic lillies, Ecuadorian Mosquitos? Did anyone else happen to see them?


Nope -- no mosquitoes at all (anywhere except at the coast).

http://projectavalon.net/DSCN2896_detail.jpg

Strat
19th July 2013, 18:27
Wow, those are some pretty bizarre plants! You won't find any native FL plants like that.

I may move to Ecuador one of these days, but first I have to move to Europe. Whenever I settle down, I want it to be in a fairly rural area though. So that's probably when Ecuador comes into play. I love Florida, but good god the mosquitoes are monsters. I bet they'd go toe to toe with African mosquitoes. They'll bite through your clothes.

@RAF - Do you ever watch Vice Guide documentaries? Here's a documentary they made on that drug, very interesting:
ToQ8PWYnu04

It's mainly about how the drug is used to manipulate people.

Sammy
20th July 2013, 00:39
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I fail to see the point of this thread...

That's okay.... :)

Great response, Christine..... hahahaah cracked me up (still ROFL)

Sunny-side-up
20th July 2013, 11:41
Wow, those are some pretty bizarre plants! You won't find any native FL plants like that.

I may move to Ecuador one of these days, but first I have to move to Europe. Whenever I settle down, I want it to be in a fairly rural area though. So that's probably when Ecuador comes into play. I love Florida, but good god the mosquitoes are monsters. I bet they'd go toe to toe with African mosquitoes. They'll bite through your clothes.

@RAF - Do you ever watch Vice Guide documentaries? Here's a documentary they made on that drug, very interesting:
ToQ8PWYnu04

It's mainly about how the drug is used to manipulate people.

Very HEAVY SH#T Strat That drug in is truly scary stuff, Strat Thx for in lightening me with that vid posting!!

Bill Ryan
10th October 2013, 13:00
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Hi, All: here are three very nice pictures from Ecuador that I would like to share. The middle photo shows a Brocken Specter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brocken_spectre) (a rare atmospheric phenomenon caused by a long shadow projected onto mist below).

http://projectavalon.net/Woodpecker_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/Mara_and_Brocken_Specter_sm.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_and_Mara_in_mist_sm.jpg

HaveBlue
11th October 2013, 09:43
Thanks Bill, I have now got 2 Brocken Specter pics you ahve posted. funny, i was just showing my dad your one from a year or 2 back just this afternoon!

Bill Ryan
18th October 2013, 17:30
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This 30-second video might raise a few smiles. ('Pandora' is the name of the ever-faithful, go-anywhere 4x4.)

Enjoy. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LdZN5XRFug

transiten
18th October 2013, 19:09
:wave: Hello Bill...just happened to pop in here since Paula posted in the Village about the personality test! And i'm a...have to check...same as Sandra Bullock...back soon...ENFP...Mercury is going retrogade: information/communication out of place....

Limor Wolf
18th October 2013, 20:04
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This 30-second video might raise a few smiles. ('Pandora' is the name of the ever-faithful, go-anywhere 4x4.)

Enjoy. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LdZN5XRFug

Watched the video and went to check the dictionary for the English idiom - to 'Test the water'

Found this quick quiz:

Someone who tests the water.. is being:

a. careful
b. careless
c. carefree
d. mounteneer who wants to change vocation

:)

Laughing aside, a very good mutual cooperation between a man who try to drown his jeep at all cost and a 4 wheel lady who is not having it :p

Now, with all seriousness, A beautiful river you have there, Bill, apparently what kept you up was the many who tried this before and paved your way to the surface... :rolleyes:

Just hope everything worked out okay with the lawsuit filed by the salmons for a very surprising invasion and by the toads for an attempt to imitate an amphibian life style by a metal creature :faint2: their request for exclusivity now has been granted


Thanks for the smiles : )

transiten
18th October 2013, 20:37
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This 30-second video might raise a few smiles. ('Pandora' is the name of the ever-faithful, go-anywhere 4x4.)

Enjoy. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LdZN5XRFug

Mercury retrograde: Everything that has to do with communication, delays, breakdowns, misunderstandings...this car seems to have some problems reaching it's destination, might have caused some delay ;) even if only some seconds....

johnf
19th October 2013, 04:14
Two questions Bill, is the awesome bird in the picture a few links up a woodpecker?
I am trying to find it online.
And can you explain the guy with the rope?
Is it to recover your body if the car doesn't make it?

jf

Bill Ryan
19th October 2013, 13:13
Two questions Bill, is the awesome bird in the picture a few links up a woodpecker?
I am trying to find it online.
And can you explain the guy with the rope?
Is it to recover your body if the car doesn't make it?

jf

Yes, a woodpecker. I think he's this guy (not my photo!):

http://m2.i.pbase.com/g4/70/838970/2/140904812.toae3t6O.jpg

He's a Crimson-Mantled Woodpecker, on this page:

http://www.pbase.com/ahlman/woodpeckers

Of course, he doesn't know he's a Crimson-Mantled Woodpecker. That's just our label for him. (I wonder what he calls us?)

The backrope on Pandora was so that if she got swept downstream (or got stuck on a large submerged rock!) we'd have a way to winch her out. :)

johnf
19th October 2013, 13:30
Nice looking fellow, spent some time looking at pictures of other birds
you got down there, there are a lot of fancy looking ones!

jf

Bill Ryan
21st October 2013, 11:22
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Exploring a river canyon yesterday. In a rare accident, I slipped and bruised a rib, but it doesn't seem broken. The river goes quite a long way up the valley until it emerges on a high plateau. We turned round when it started to rain and thunder, aware of the possibility of a flash flood. More exploration to come. :)

http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_in_Ecuador_River.jpg

Limor Wolf
21st October 2013, 11:57
Bill, please take care, The place looks very peacful and soothing, a very beautiful nature. If you please be so kind as to not cause yourself any harm, the 'keepers' will be ever so greatful, they say you gave them a full time job so far ( luckiely the wage is not that bad : )

A sincere well wishes for you,

And best of energies ~

limor

Roisin
21st October 2013, 11:59
In my neck of the woods, we call what you're doing in that photo Bill, "RIVER WALKING". Some of us do that in our fly fishing boots and others just don an old pair of sport shoes with enough traction on their soles to prevent slippage. ;) That section that you're walking through in the photo though would call for 2 walking sticks to navigate it... that's for sure!

araucaria
21st October 2013, 12:04
Of course, he doesn't know he's a Crimson-Mantled Woodpecker. That's just our label for him. (I wonder what he calls us?)

Well we mightn't all belong to the same species, and it might depend on what we're doing; on that pic, Bill, you might be a brown-crested orange-mantled whitefaced kingfisher or something :)

Glad to hear no bones broken.

RMorgan
21st October 2013, 12:19
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Exploring a river canyon yesterday. In a rare accident, I slipped and bruised a rib, but it doesn't seem broken. The river goes quite a long way up the valley until it emerges on a high plateau. We turned round when it started to rain and thunder, aware of the possibility of a flash flood. More exploration to come. :)


Hey Bill,

Just an advice: Stay out of canyons during rainy seasons, even if the sky is clear.

I've personally seen flash floods happening without any sign of rain or thunder. Sometimes it's raining a hundred kilometers or more up river, so you only notice the flood when it's dangerously close already...If you're at the bottom of a canyon, the water level can raise several meters in a matter of seconds.

I've seen flash floods happening under a completely blue sky more than a couple of times during summer...It's terrifying.

I know you are a very experienced mountaineer, but sometimes, when you hear the thunder and feel the wind it's already too late. Many people loose their lives here in Brazil every year in flash floods. Sometimes it gives no warning.

Raf.

778 neighbour of some guy
21st October 2013, 12:31
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Exploring a river canyon yesterday. In a rare accident, I slipped and bruised a rib, but it doesn't seem broken. The river goes quite a long way up the valley until it emerges on a high plateau. We turned round when it started to rain and thunder, aware of the possibility of a flash flood. More exploration to come. :)

http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_in_Ecuador_River.jpg

;).............

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ulli
21st October 2013, 12:42
I woke up at around 3 AM with a terrible pain in the right side of my chest, and asked my husband where my gall bladder was. This morning the pain is still there, and he examined me no told me it was a pulled muscle between my ribs...I couldn't imagine where I would have pulled that muscle, but I guess it happened while gardening yesterday.
The weird part is that when I saw this report from you just now I was no longer surprised...this is not the first time I picked up someone else's cross...Marianne's loss of her cousin hit me hard, too..with all the grief and shock that accompanies a death...
Also, another Avalon friend with whom Im in touch via Skype only has to tell me about symptoms she is suffering and I manifest the same symptoms in myself instantly. I'm wondering if I should just ignore this or get more grounded, as I'm definitely becoming more sensitive with each passing month. Who knows where this will end. I'm becoming too identified with Avalonians.

Bill Ryan
21st October 2013, 14:09
I woke up at around 3 AM with a terrible pain in the right side of my chest, and asked my husband where my gall bladder was. This morning the pain is still there, and he examined me no told me it was a pulled muscle between my ribs...I couldn't imagine where I would have pulled that muscle, but I guess it happened while gardening yesterday.
The weird part is that when I saw this report from you just now I was no longer surprised

Well, it's getting better rapidly! :)


Bill, please take care, The place looks very peaceful and soothing, a very beautiful nature. If you please be so kind as to not cause yourself any harm, the 'keepers' will be ever so grateful, they say you gave them a full time job so far (luckily the wage is not that bad : )

A sincere well wishes for you,

And best of energies ~

limor

Made me laugh. My mother always used to tell me I had a whole flock of guardian angels, feathers flying, overworked, exhausted, and complaining.


In my neck of the woods, we call what you're doing in that photo Bill, "RIVER WALKING". Some of us do that in our fly fishing boots and others just don an old pair of sport shoes with enough traction on their soles to prevent slippage. ;) That section that you're walking through in the photo though would call for 2 walking sticks to navigate it... that's for sure!

Nailed boots would be better still. And yes, two sticks are always best.


Hey Bill,

Just an advice: Stay out of canyons during rainy seasons, even if the sky is clear.



Hi, Raf! Advice taken seriously. I do know what I'm doing, but I know all about what nature can suddenly do as well. There are plenty of trees to climb and steep ways out... but Mara the dog might have a little more trouble.

(I could just about fit her in my backpack, though, if needed. Some other time I should tell the story of the cat that climbed the Matterhorn... really!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K_N2oWVfFs

PS: get yourself over here! We can then all go jungle-canyoning together.

WhiteFeather
21st October 2013, 14:46
Awesome Nature Is. Thanks for sharing Bill. Looks Blissful. Someday in the future when my youngest child of 5 hits 21, its off to South America myself for good. For now i have to take care of my youngest cub.

RMorgan
21st October 2013, 15:40
Hi, Raf! Advice taken seriously. I do know what I'm doing, but I know all about what nature can suddenly do as well. There are plenty of trees to climb and steep ways out... but Mara the dog might have a little more trouble.

(I could just about fit her in my backpack, though, if needed. Some other time I should tell the story of the cat that climbed the Matterhorn... really!)

PS: get yourself over here! We can then all go jungle-canyoning together.

That's a very cool place, Bill. It looks a lot like Brazil. The state I live in is also surrounded by beautiful mountains and a lot of water.

As a side note, you should do like the dog and cross the creek using 4x4 traction! It's much safer. It's always a good idea to lower your center of gravity in these situations. :)

All the best, my friend,

Raf.

mojo
21st October 2013, 16:39
thank you for sharing Bill. Any luck getting up to the site that you mentioned about the Bruha nearby? (think thats what you called them)

johnf
21st October 2013, 23:38
Any caiman,boa, tree anole footage?
This is an awesome thread.
Examples of the treasure the planet has.

jf

Bill Ryan
22nd October 2013, 01:03
Any caiman,boa, tree anole footage?
This is an awesome thread.
Examples of the treasure the planet has.

jf

The area here where I am feels very benign. No snakes, no spiders, not even a single mosquito. (Really.) Absolutely nothing at all that bites.

There are trout in the river, mice in the riverbank, squirrels in the forest, llamas and alpacas high above the treeline, bright-colored birds and hummingbirds in the trees. But no dramatic large creatures to be seen -- alas!

I really did see more wild animals in Britain. But, as all naturalists know, if you can catch sight of just 2% of what's watching YOU -- especially in thick forest -- you're doing well.

Here's the problem when it comes to wildlife-spotting... :)

http://www.worldlandtrust.org/sites/files/buenaventura-reserve.jpg



thank you for sharing Bill. Any luck getting up to the site that you mentioned about the Bruha nearby? (think thats what you called them)

Brujitas = "Little witches". No, not gone up there yet. Waiting for a dry cloudless night, and I'll go up there in Pandora (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?58636-Where-s-Bill-Ryan&p=745996&viewfull=1#post745996) (the faithful old jeep) with a sleeping bag, a good camera, binoculars, Mara the dog, and a couple of flasks of strong coffee.

:)

Operator
22nd October 2013, 02:32
Absolutely great pictures Bill. They remind me of my trip to Panama last summer. Also a great country with beautiful forests and mountains.
I absolutely love the rainforest on this planet ...

But every time when I see the title of this thread pop up it reminds me of "Where the hell is Matt" and then another
video of a silly birdie dance in the middle of nowhere ... :p

RMorgan
22nd October 2013, 11:55
I really did see more wild animals in Britain. But, as all naturalists know, if you can catch sight of just 2% of what's watching YOU -- especially in thick forest -- you're doing well.


Hey Bill,

Man, this is totally outstanding, right?

I mean, when you have the opportunity to sleep in the rain forest, you literally have the strongest feeling that you're being observed by a million eyes. It can be a little creepy and it's certainly overwhelming.

Here in Brazil, the biggest animals that we have to worry about are the "onças pintadas", call it jaguar or leopard, if you will. They rarely attack humans, but you have to be careful because it's impossible to spot them.

The trick is to pay attention to the sounds. The forest talks to you once you learn to listen.

You know you have something to worry about either when the forest's fauna starts to scream or when it becomes completely silent, which is even creepier.

Years ago, I was camping at Serra do Cipó, next to an amazing waterfall...We were getting ready to spend our third of forth night there when suddenly every single sound went mute. It was like twilight zone, really.

There was all that noise coming from all the bugs and animals, typical from a hot summer afternoon but in a split second everything went silent.

Well, all I know is that we didn't stay there to figure out what was happening. We just packed our stuff as fast as we could. It was the strongest "imminent danger" feeling I ever had...There's no way to describe it.

The natives tell that when the forest becomes silent, it's a sign of death, a sign that there are bad spirits around. When the forest suddenly gets too noisy, it's a sign that there's a dangerous natural predator around.

As a side note, have any of you noticed how some waterfalls have a very bad vibe? I mean, they're all beautiful, but some of them have this dense, almost nauseating energy, specially at night.

Anyway, we had camped several times next to that same waterfall after this incident, but thankfully we had never experienced it again...However, there's certainly something wrong about that waterfall.

If you guys have the chance, come visit Serra do Cipó...The place looks like it was cut and pasted from another planet. It's got an overwhelming inexplicable energy.

Anyway, here's my tip, Bill; Pay attention to the sounds. Your hearing is much more effective than your eyesight in such environments.

Raf.

Bill Ryan
22nd October 2013, 13:39
Hey Bill,

Man, this is totally outstanding, right?

I mean, when you have the opportunity to sleep in the rain forest, you literally have the strongest feeling that you're being observed by a million eyes. It can be a little creepy and it's certainly overwhelming.



Great post. Loved it! :)

And so true. Many years ago I walked back up to the rim from the floor of the Arizona Grand Canyon at night. (Much easier: not nearly so hot!) The trail was covered with scorpions, and there were a zillion frogs. It was a memorable hike, like climbing an upside-down mountain.

What I REALLY remember was looking at a large, bright pair of eyes that were looking at US from a high point above the trail, right above us. The eyes were all we could see. I remarked carefully to my friend:

"Those eyes are in the FRONT of its head, and are VERY wide apart......"

Who knows what it was: very possibly a Mountain Lion. We made a lot of noise, and the eyes disappeared. We reached the top many hours later without incident.

I've never camped out in the forest here, but I'd sure like to. I fully understand about the noises being the key to what's going on out there in the dark. And silence often means the presence of a predator. There are bound to be big cats there, and you'd never see them. In all my time in Africa, I only ever twice saw a leopard (once crossing a dirt road at night). But of course, they're everywhere.

http://us.cdn1.123rf.com/168nwm/ruigsantos/ruigsantos1109/ruigsantos110900042/10621903-wild-black-cat-eyes-coming-out-of-the-dark.jpg

Bill Ryan
10th January 2014, 17:33
I am pleased to announce a new Moderator has joined the team


Jeffrey, formerly known as Vivek and then Jeffrey Sewell-Holloway.


Jeffrey hails from North Dallas, the same as myself, but is currently visiting Bill and friends in Ecuador.

He is indeed. :)

Here are three fun photos: Jeff and I can [just!!] each be seen in the spindly, winding, tangled, Tolkienesque branches of the Cloud Forest (where we got totally lost for a while); and lastly there we are, slightly short of breath, at over 13,000 feet way up in the Andes.

(Right-click on the photos and select 'View Image' if you'd like to see them in larger format.)


http://projectavalon.net/Jeff_in_the_Ecuador_Cloud_Forest.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_in_the_Ecuador_Cloud_Forest.jpg

http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_and_Jeff_in_the_Ecuador_Andes.jpg

Flash
10th January 2014, 17:35
oK, i envy both of you, I must admit, there is some jalousy here. The place looks astonishing truly.

ulli
10th January 2014, 17:39
Those high altitude cloud forests cannot be beaten when it comes to magical environments.

Joining Flash here with her sentiments.

It's time I plan a trek like that up our local volcano.

There is a forest like that before you get to the ash zone.

Who wants to come and join us?

seehas
10th January 2014, 17:59
I woke up at around 3 AM with a terrible pain in the right side of my chest, and asked my husband where my gall bladder was. This morning the pain is still there, and he examined me no told me it was a pulled muscle between my ribs...I couldn't imagine where I would have pulled that muscle, but I guess it happened while gardening yesterday.
The weird part is that when I saw this report from you just now I was no longer surprised

Well, it's getting better rapidly! :)


Bill, please take care, The place looks very peaceful and soothing, a very beautiful nature. If you please be so kind as to not cause yourself any harm, the 'keepers' will be ever so grateful, they say you gave them a full time job so far (luckily the wage is not that bad : )

A sincere well wishes for you,

And best of energies ~

limor

Made me laugh. My mother always used to tell me I had a whole flock of guardian angels, feathers flying, overworked, exhausted, and complaining.


In my neck of the woods, we call what you're doing in that photo Bill, "RIVER WALKING". Some of us do that in our fly fishing boots and others just don an old pair of sport shoes with enough traction on their soles to prevent slippage. ;) That section that you're walking through in the photo though would call for 2 walking sticks to navigate it... that's for sure!

Nailed boots would be better still. And yes, two sticks are always best.


Hey Bill,

Just an advice: Stay out of canyons during rainy seasons, even if the sky is clear.



Hi, Raf! Advice taken seriously. I do know what I'm doing, but I know all about what nature can suddenly do as well. There are plenty of trees to climb and steep ways out... but Mara the dog might have a little more trouble.

(I could just about fit her in my backpack, though, if needed. Some other time I should tell the story of the cat that climbed the Matterhorn... really!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K_N2oWVfFs

PS: get yourself over here! We can then all go jungle-canyoning together.

haha that dog didn't liked the water its funny when they mess it up ;), thats a word bill i will be in ecuador in february and I'm planning to visit vilacabamba anyway :)

wow amazing pictures can't wait to go there

4evrneo
23rd January 2014, 14:56
Bill,
Because I am becoming a lover of hiking, I will surely join you next time in a nice day hike in beautiful Ecuador. Enjoy!

chocolate
23rd January 2014, 15:35
Those high altitude cloud forests cannot be beaten when it comes to magical environments.

Joining Flash here with her sentiments.

It's time I plan a trek like that up our local volcano.

There is a forest like that before you get to the ash zone.

Who wants to come and join us?

I so do!!! But I am rather 'low weight' because I wear braces on my teeth and soon will disappear (I will become so thin that nobody will be able to see me especially in that nature). Joking partially. :)
But if I am assured I can get good coffee and some bread, I will manage.

When I see the forest I already feel pain in my body that I am so far away from this type of nature.
Bill, I understand better how you manage to keep your scope of view so broad in a place like that.

Now I have a sense of scale of how Vivek looks like, not just from his avatar pic. Two very cool looking people.

ulli
23rd January 2014, 15:46
Those high altitude cloud forests cannot be beaten when it comes to magical environments.

Joining Flash here with her sentiments.

It's time I plan a trek like that up our local volcano.

There is a forest like that before you get to the ash zone.

Who wants to come and join us?

I so do!!! But I am rather 'low weight' because I wear braces on my teeth and soon will disappear (I will become so thin that nobody will be able to see me especially in that nature). Joking partially. :)
But if I am assured I can get good coffee and some bread, I will manage.

When I see the forest I already feel pain in my body that I am so far away from this type of nature.
Bill, I understand better how you manage to keep your scope of view so broad in a place like that.

Now I have a sense of scale of how Vivek looks like, not just from his avatar pic. Two very cool looking people.


I can keep you alive with Costa Rican coffee, and ABC juices made from
Apples, Beetroot and Carrots...
oh and the occasional coconut water (called Pipa)
and avocados, none of it will bother your braces.

jackovesk
23rd January 2014, 15:59
-------

This 30-second video might raise a few smiles. ('Pandora' is the name of the ever-faithful, go-anywhere 4x4.)

Enjoy. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LdZN5XRFug

Yep, the 'English Cricket Team' need a new Driver...:yes4:

Any aspirations Bill...:yo:

PS - That's the last time I'll mention the 'English Cricket Team'.

You've suffered enough, but they still need a new Driver...:car:

Nick Matkin
23rd January 2014, 16:44
http://projectavalon.net/Bill_Ryan_and_Jeff_in_the_Ecuador_Andes.jpg

That looks exactly like the west of Scotland; thick scrubby grass growing into a shallow lake, cloud floating around a treeless mountain, no sunshine...

Are you sure you weren't in Scotland for that photo? :)

Nick

Bill Ryan
23rd January 2014, 20:39
That looks exactly like the west of Scotland; thick scrubby grass growing into a shallow lake, cloud floating around a treeless mountain, no sunshine...

Are you sure you weren't in Scotland for that photo? :)

Nick

Yep, in some places it looks exactly like NW Scotland. I kept on expecting to see Suilven appearing out of the mist!

:)

More of Jeffrey in the Ecuador Andes:

http://projectvalon.net/Jeff_in_the_Ecuador_Andes_1.jpghttp://projectavalon.net/Jeff_in_the_Ecuador_Andes_1.jpg

http://projectvalon.net/Jeff_in_the_Ecuador_Andes_2.jpghttp://projectavalon.net/Jeff_in_the_Ecuador_Andes_2.jpg

North-West Scotland:

http://www.leovogelenzang.com/images/scotland/07-NW-Scotland.jpg

http://www.rupertshanks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/staclapse-001-1.jpg

Milneman
23rd January 2014, 21:14
Last night I get home, get out of my jeep with my frozen rags as the thermometer says -29C with a wind chill that has humidity in the air that makes the stars crips but your hair snap off like a twig and I ask myself, Why am I still here?

This is beautiful. The bonsai hunter in me is going crazy thinking about what might be in those woods. I "know" how it smells in that last pic Bill.

Thanks for reminding me spring is coming. :) Looks like a great place!

chocolate
28th January 2014, 14:10
Bill needs to admit that the dot under his avatar simply means he lives on Pandora.
And the rest are just speculations.

When I get on with my normal life I will contact Ulli and later on... guess what happens.

Amazing place. If I get to go out more in our coutry side will post some pictures.