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Panama -- adventure, nature, and The Canal. Seeing the canal has long been on our "bucket list" and we finally made it. In addition to seeing the daily workings of the canal, it was a thrill to …

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Galapagos Sea Lion, acrylics, colored pencil, ink
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Staci Edwards
Snorkel sightings! (Disclaimer:  Jaime and I would sit down with a Galapagos Marine Species book on board the ship and, from memory, identify what we saw.  While we tried to be accurate, …
Marine Iguana, colored pencil
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Staci Edwards
Up early to pack and go to Santa Cruz island, to visit the Charles Darwin Center.  The bus stopped right by the mosaic garden, (click here for photos and art from this area) so we ducked in for …
Yellow-crowned Night Heron, pencil
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Staci Edwards
Floreana had unique features.  There was a giant, gnarly mangrove tree that dominated the crescent shaped shoreline.  Erosion had made a secondary type of cliff, where a Blue footed …
Galapagos hawk, acrylics
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Staci Edwards
Our new guide was Julian, and he was knowledgeable and friendly.  We were still in good hands!  Our group disembarked by a small lighthouse.  Walking the path was made even trickier …
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Staci Edwards
Cerro Brujo.  This is what is left of a tuff cone.  (That is where the lava enters a very cold ocean, causing an explosion.  It creates a different shape.)  This is also one of …
Galapagos tortoise, pencil
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Staci Edwards
Next stop: Punta Pitt, San Cristobal!We had a leisurely walk on a strangely colored, greenish beach, made so by olivine crystals in the sand.  Lava lizards abound.  We then turned …
Me and my sleepy friend!
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Staci Edwards
Galapagos, October, 2015I cannot describe to you how fortunate I feel, to be invited to explore more of these mysterious islands.  And how strange and marvelous the circumstances!  To be …
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Staci Edwards
I am over-the-moon ecstatic to announce that I won the Adventure Life blog contest!  I can't believe it!  Because of you, voting....I get to go tour the Eastern Islands!  My brain …
Sea turtles, acrylics and colored pencil
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Staci Edwards
We met a veterinarian studying in Galapagos--her current job is catching Short Earred Owls and collecting DNA samples to see if they vary from island to island.  She was planning on diving with …
Colored pencil drawing of Galapagos sea lion
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Staci Edwards
On our final day of the cruise, we were up early for a visit to Mosquera Island.  It is small, with a beautiful beach.  The largest group of sea lions we encountered on the trip lazed on …
acrylics, flightless cormorant, single page
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Staci Edwards
Tagus Bay on Isabela Island...known for its graffiti?  Apparently early boats, like 1830's, carved their names then others followed suit. I didn't see the old stuff...just …
Acrylics, colored pencil
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Staci Edwards
   Elizabeth Bay was full of wildlife.  There is no landing place--we explored from the dingies.  The red mangroves are a great refuge for a variety of animals.  We …

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