Category Archives: Galápagos

Genovesa Island, Darwin’s Bay

Friday, January 18, 2019 This morning, we had a wet landing on the island of Genovesa, the most isolated of the main islands. A wet landing means that we step off of the zodiac into the water. High waves can … Continue reading

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Drowning in Rain, Bartolomé Island

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Bartolomé Island is a volcanic islet just off the coast of Santiago Island. It sits in the rain shadow of Santiago and Santa Cruz.Bartolomé’s volcanic landscape, with its spatter cones, tuff cones and lava flows, has … Continue reading

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Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps

Friday afternoon, January 18, 2019 In the afternoon, we went ashore again, this time at Prince Phillip’s Steps, named in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s husband when he visited this island. Before disembarking, our zodiac driver brought us to a spot … Continue reading

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Local Talent from Santa Cruz

Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 2019 This afternoon, we visited a tortoise farm (can’t think of a better term) where we could see the tortoises in their natural environment. It was a real treat. There were males and females, old and … Continue reading

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Cerro Dragon and Guy Fawkes Island, Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz, Galápagos

Tuesday morning, January 15, 2019 Santa Cruz is the second largest island, and sits in the center of the archipelago. Its capital is Puerto Ayora, the most populated town in the islands, with a population of about 18,000. We started … Continue reading

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Floreana, Galápagos

Monday, January 14, 2019 Our day started very early with a 6:30am walk with professional photographer, Walter Perez. We traveled to Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island, aboard a zodiac, then disembarked in shallow water – a “wet landing.” Early morning … Continue reading

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