Thoughts on these islands
There’s a contract here that we need to recognize. The Galapagos can feed us. They can reassure us that the place we needed to believe existed really does. But, in return, we need to respect it. It’s not an amusement park. It’s a wild place. My greatest hope for the Galapagos is that it will remain a place of wonder and intensity that people will accept on its own terms. It’s not for everyone. But for people looking for a place full of power and life and struggle, it’s a gift.