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Galapagos - Spontaneously!

\"If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.\" Geena Davis

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Kayaking in the Galapagos
Author
Colleen Wilford
Flight home from Quito, uneventful. Trip amazing. The whole family gives this trip 5 stars! Juan Duran our guide is a national treasure. I have spent less time with people I call close friends. He …
Tortoise
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Colleen Wilford
Off to the Darwin Center via water taxi. The center was fine, but the company wonderful! The land Iguanas beautiful. A look at Lonesome George just days before he died (sigh). Than on to a bus, …
Boobie
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Colleen Wilford
We saw giant Tortoise on a ranch high in the hill overlooking Santa Cruz Island. The tortoise were huge, and the ants bite! The views were amazing. The lava tube was great fun. The lunch that …
Soaring over the sea
Author
Colleen Wilford
The hotel sits across from the beach. The Iguanas cross the sandy road with their tail marks left in the sand. The boardwalk takes me to feeding and bickering Flamingos. The beach stretches out …
Basking in the shallows
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Colleen Wilford
Ahh, Isabela. The hotel, Iguana Crossing lovely! The beach town to die for. Could there be a better place on earth? The boat trip, to remember. Snorkeling with Penguins! Then a trip to the wall of …
Exploring Quito on our way to the Galapagos!
Author
Colleen Wilford
To kicker rock. Hopes were high because the group from yesterday saw hammerheads and whales! We saw schools of white tip sharks, hammerhead, and other fish . The geography, birds, and ocean were …
Brightly colored weavings in the market
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Colleen Wilford
Hike to crater, filled with fresh water where Frigates clean off wings. Back in time to sea kayak to Darwin Bay. Can I be on vacation all the time?
A local man in Quito
Author
Colleen Wilford
Here is the dream come true. The ocean, the birds, the amazing little town, with a sweet little lodge on the beach. Sea Lions moan, groan and nip at fins. Frigates wheel in the air above. Incense …
Exploring Quito on our way to the Galapagos!
Author
Colleen Wilford
Santiago our guide is wonderful; friendly, knowledgeable, helpful with a wonderful smile. What else to ask for? The old market is amazing. I finally have the 3 dimensional textile wall hangings …
Exploring Quito on our way to the Galapagos!
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Colleen Wilford
17 churches. Wonderful peaks, color, noise, food. "John" like Wayne explains that we need a guide. We relent and he ends up being right: 7 tons of gold lining a church, kids playing …
Exploring Quito on our way to the Galapagos!
Author
Colleen Wilford
Late and bewildered. It all works out - no problems in customs, hailing a cab, or our rooms. Ah, wonderful sleep.

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