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Galapagos and Amazon- Birds, Tortoises and Iguanas

By paddling, hiking and biking you get close to so many unusual birds and reptiles. I felt like we were in the Center of the Earth. I thought that it is impossible for birds to have blue feet- but here they are, living next to penguins on the equator.

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The only marine iguana- that is salt on their heads.
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Susan Aitcheson
We fly high over the Andes. It is breathtaking to see snow tops at the Equator. We arrive in a sleepy river town and are welcomed immediately with our new guide for the next few days. We have over …
A Blue Footed Booby- I cant believe the feet are so blue!
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Susan Aitcheson
We spend the day flying and busing in order to get back to our hotel from the first day. We have enough time to put on clean clothes and head out to a very nice Ecuadorian traditional cuisine …
It is so scary to look up- but I did it!!
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Susan Aitcheson
As usual, we use many different kinds of transportation daily. Today it is an early 2 hour boat ride to Santa Cruz. The reputation of Lonely George is well known around the world. This will be our …
We are high above the canopy looking for toucans and more.
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Susan Aitcheson
It is an overcast day but we are continue on our schedule to get to the top of the volcano. As we climb higher on the mountain, it is apparent that it has been very wet on the mountain for a few …
Kristin and Robin kayaking at sunset.
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Susan Aitcheson
It takes two planes to get us to the next island. They are very very small planes but it sure beat several hours on a small boat for several hours. This is a very peaceful small island. We …
Tortoise
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Susan Aitcheson
We are going by boat to a snorkeling location, Kicker Rock. We can see it in the distance from shore. I am well prepared with my waterproof camera and short wetsuit. I want as much time as …
I really dont want to come out of my shell.
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Susan Aitcheson
This is our first day with nursing seals at the door step of our hotel. The action starts after breakfast and we continue at a great pace of activity until we return to Quito. Today it is hiking …
Crab
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Susan Aitcheson
We are in a lovely hotel with breakfast ready at 7am for our early flight to the Islands. But luckily for us there is a delay - so we immediately head out to see Quito. We find the handcraft market …
Another wonderful meal at the end of the day.
Author
Susan Aitcheson
Five of us met in the Atlanta airport. Elaine flew in from Palm Beach airport and today we are on schedule. We leave on time for a very comfortable flight with Delta. It goes by quickly since we …

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