Category Archives: Ecuador

Leaving Galápagos

Saturday, January 19, 2019 We left our ship, taking a zodiac to shore, in a downpour. During the 30 minute rain, we managed to get quite wet, in spite of our rain jackets. It appears that several items in our … Continue reading

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Leaving the Amazon

Sunday, January 27, 2019 It’s hard to leave. We’ve had a wonderful time here, seeing and learning so much about the many beautiful birds and animals that live here. As we boarded our bus to the airport, we were greeted … Continue reading

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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, … 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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 This morning, we rode in a zodiac to Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill), so named for its population of Galapagos land iguanas. The population was almost wiped out by feral dogs in the 1960s. A captive and … Continue reading

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