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Quito and Galapagos

Imagine ... swimming with Green Sea Turtles or Sea Lions or Galapagos Penguins (that's right swimming),or having a baby waved albatrosses in the middle of your walkway. That and more is what we saw and did in 8 days on 11 islands.

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Swiming with the Green Sea Turtles
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Jim and Sue Perkins
The trip started at the crack of dawn as our flight was at 6:30 am. The night before when we got to the Swissotel they had upgraded us to a suite and had a birthday cake for Jim. How great …
A few of the fish
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Jim and Sue Perkins
Lobo Island was full of sea lions and several bulls were fighting for territory. The waves were breaking and guide said that the season was getting ready to change. Just before we got on the zodiac …
Penguin diving with us
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Jim and Sue Perkins
See picture in album of gang before we started our 360 steps up to the top of Pinnacle Rock. They tell you it's 360 steps to the top, but that is actual stair steps not including the other walking …
Sea Lion checking out us
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Jim and Sue Perkins
Rabida, wow red sand,snorkeling with beautiful fish and starfish, sea lions and ghost crabs on the beach. James Bay and more snorkeling sea turtles everywhere, blue footed boobies diving for food, …
Giant Land Tortoise
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Jim and Sue Perkins
On Santa Fe we had trouble getting on the island, sea lions laying everywhere. Huge hundred year old cacti, land iguana and a galapagos snake, at least he was going the other way. More snorkeling. …
Male Frigatebird showing off his red neck for the ladies
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Jim and Sue Perkins
We started the day by seeing one of the things I wanted to see, a Woodpecker Finch. We were all so excited to see this little bird peck a little hole in the tree branch and then dig something out of …
Sally Lightfoot Crab
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Jim and Sue Perkins
Went to the famous post office barrell and pick up some post cards to mail from home. Saw the pink flamingos which are more coral colored than pink and snorkeling again. Starfish, sea urchins, sea …
Baby Waved Albatrosses
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Jim and Sue Perkins
Can you imagine seeing Blue-Footed bobbies doing their mating dance or baby waved albatrosses still having their down in the middle of your walk-way or the Galapagos Hawk with a chick (rare …
Galapagos Hawk and chick
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Jim and Sue Perkins
When we got to the airport at San Cristobal we met our new family. That is what we became. There were to be only 15 of us on the trip. There was another couple from Texas, one from England, from …
Adult Waved Albatrosses doing the mating dance.
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Jim and Sue Perkins
We spent the next day at Cotopaxi and a near-by rose farm. Our guide said that he hadn't see this clear a day since the beginning of July. Cotopaxi was really amazing and coming from Texas is was a …
The gang getting ready to climb Pinnacle Rock @ Bartolome
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Jim and Sue Perkins
Our guide picked us up the next morning and we spent hours seeing the city. We couldn't wait until the next day for our day at Cotopaxi.
Us at Post Office
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Jim and Sue Perkins
We started out from Houston on a late night flight. As we were coming into Quito the lights are beautiful it's as if they formed a landing pattern for the planes. They are different colors of white, …

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