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Fly Galapagos
Mother-Daughter trip to Galapagos and Ecuador

(Julia Kocubinski)
This morning we woke and had a delicious breakfast at the hotel. We walked around our hotel, just a few blocks – enough to stretch our legs after a long day of flying. We met Nancy and Scott on the steps of our hotel, and Betty picked us all up to take us to the airport for our flight to the Galapagos. Fabricio, our guide, met us at the airport, took care of our bags and check in, and waited for our flights. When we arrived to the Galapagos we met the other three in our group, Rod and Barbara from New York, and their son Russel from California. A five minute drive had us at our hotel overlooking the bay with all the yachts floating in front of us. We went for a walk this afternoon to the Frigate Hill. We walked a little through town for a few minutes and then headed along the trail. We went to the highest point, where we got a great view of the little inlet below us (where we are kayaking to tomorrow) and all the way to Isla Lobo, or Kicker Rock, where we will be snorkeling later this week. We saw some blue-footed boobies, BIRDS, and sea lions playing in the water below us. The walk back was a little bit tricky, walking on uneven lava rocks in the near dark! Dinner was delicious, and afterwards, Fabricio took us all out to the beach in town so we could see the sea lion babies hanging out, waiting for their moms to return from hunting. Then we all went to a local bar where we had Caiparinas, a popular local drink made out of extremely sweet sugar cane liquor. Some headed back, but Fabricio, Russell and I took on some locals in pool – and managed to lose more than once.

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