Several readers have had questions about my sunrise and sunset pictures. We are living on the Pacific and if you remember your geography lessons if facing the water we should be facing west. This would account for sunset pictures but how in the world do we get sunrise pictures. The above map shows how the coast of Ecuador around Salinas juts out into the Pacific and curves north. This explains how living in Salinas on the malecon with a balcony in front and in back we can take pictures of both the sunrises and the sunsets. Pretty cool!