Category Archives: Ecuador

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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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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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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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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Española, Galápagos Islands

Sunday, January 13, 2019 The day started with a review of the rules of snorkeling – a good reminder since it’s been a few years since we’ve snorkeled. Then we were fitted with wet suits, flippers and masks. We had … Continue reading

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