The Galapagos Islands are amazing. Basically, everything you have ever heard of, that is cool and awesome...is absolutely true. You might be eye to eye with a Blue Footed Booby. You might get splashed in the face by a sea lion. You might find yourself having a conversation with a salt-spitting, crusty old marine iguana. And it is marvelous! How did it all come together? I did some research before I went, and found one of the reasons Galapagos is special is because of all the different currents that converge on the archipelago (fancy word for a group of islands). As I read, I pictured the currents as various colors, swirling and mixing as they clashed into each other. The result became a painting in acrylics and gold leaf.
As I flew into Baltra airport, I imagined what it was like to be an animal, riding in on a bit of driftwood all those years ago.
The islands are really only the top of undersea volcanos.
What would it have been like to arrive as they were formed?