Category Archives: National Geographic

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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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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San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Saturday, January 12, 2019 We had to leave the hotel in Quito at 5:30 this morning to catch a flight to our next destination. We arrived here in the dark and we are leaving in the dark. The Galápagos Islands (official … Continue reading

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Last Day in Mashpi

Friday, January 11, 2019 On this, our last day in Mashpi, we took a short hike where we observed a few more birds, butterflies, and even a millipede and an iguana. The iguana flexed his throat in agitation, he looked … Continue reading

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