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The Galapagos Islands Aboard the Millennium
After 20 minutes of struggle, the hawk won.
Galapagos Cruise: We had been wanting to go to the Galapagos for years, and I must say, the experience we had did not disappoint.
Flights and Anticipation
Adam and I could hardly sleep Friday night; we were going to the Galapagos!!
Our journey today started in Great Neck, NY and ended in Quito, Ecuador via two flights (New York to Miami & Miami to Quito) and a taxi. Upon landing in Quito, we went through the usual customs which was then followed up by an interesting screening that …
Arrival in the Galapagos - the Charles Darwin Center
As Adam put it, "Aside from the occasional dog fight, pre-pubescent kid screaming, and drive-by mariachi band, I had a pretty good night's sleep." All kidding aside, the bed was very comfortable, the temperature perfect, and besides the occasional city noise in the night, the Hotel Eugenia was just the place to stay for a good …
Sea Lions, Sharks, and Snorkeling at Santa Fe
We awoke at 6:30 this morning and, after having some coffee on the sundeck on the top level of our boat, settled in for a 7am breakfast. After breakfast, it was time to pack our daypack (with sun block, cameras, water, and any other essentials we needed for the morning) and prepare for a wet landing at Santa Fe island.
As our panga …
As Seen on National Geographic...
What a morning!! If we had to leave today, I would already say this trip was well worth it. I just can't believe what we saw today!! Let me tell you about it.
After a wet landing at Rabida Island, the action was quick to come to us. We were all standing around the beach drying our feet, when a small marine iguana went scurrying …
Little Birds in Tuxedos and a Battle over Food
Just waking up from a nap while our boat refuels at Baltra Island. Next stop: Seymour Island. Before I fill you in about that though, let me tell you about Bartolome.
I awoke this morning and went about my usual routine of getting coffee and heading up to the sun deck before breakfast. When I arrived on the deck, I couldn't help but …
Farewells, Greetings, and Sea Lion Surfing
We had a dry landing on Lobos Island this morning. Lobos Island is a small island that is a resting place for sea lions and a few frigate birds. The island itself wasn't much to look at; the waves that were crashing into the rocky beach were.
These waves would be a surfer's paradise. This was clearly shown by the incumbent sea lion …
Soaring Wonders and a Giant Blowhole
Man am I cold!! We just got back from snorkeling and it was very chilly. Normally, the sun is out and helps to warm you as you float around gazing at wildlife, but today there was no sun in sight. I can't speak enough kind words about my wetsuit today. Adam must have been freezing...
This morning we had a wet landing at Gardner Bay on …
Flamingos, Post Office Bay, and Playful Sea Wolves
That's right, I said Sea Wolves. The people who live on the Galapagos call sea lions 'Lobos.' The translation for Lobos is wolves, so I guess if I stretch it a bit, we swam with wolves... I know, I know, it's a bit far-fetched but let's forget about that and talk about the day.
We had a wet landing on Floreana this morning. Cormorant …
Saying Goodbye to the Galapagos
What a trip!! I can't believe we saw what we did in such a short time!! I only hope future trips can compare to what we saw here.
We're on the plane in Guayaquil waiting to depart for Quito. While we're waiting, I'll fill you in on this morning.
We woke up this morning and had breakfast at 6 a.m. Usually, breakfast is at 7, but …
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