Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 118 Galapagos Islands

My day started with a wake up call around 6:00 a.m. At 8:00 a.m. we were going to do a dry landing (feet don’t get wet) at Punta Suarez on Espanola Island. It was scheduled to be a 3 hour high difficulty hike. It turned out to be a very hot, challenging but amazing hike. We saw more marine iguanas, sea lions, the famed blue footed boobies, Nazca boobies, Darwin finches, lava gulls, Galapagos doves, yellow warblers, Galapagos hawks and even a couple of Orcas…. One of the highlights was the Waved Albatross. In the afternoon we did a wet landing to “Gardner Bay Beach” on Espanola Island. Once again, there was a beautiful beach and lots and lots of sea lions. I took the opportunity to take a swim with the sea lions who swam in and out….. We also saw huge sea turtles trying to make babies as they swam along… It was a great day! I really love Galapagos…..


Jennie said...

Hi Jeff,

I have just read my diary from when we were on the Galapagos Islands and we were also on the Galapagos Explorer 11. Did you realize that it was originally built for the ex Renaissance Cruise Company. It was one of their first ships before they built the 8 that are now in service for Princess, Azamara and Oceania. It was a very comfortable ship and we enjoyed our 5/6 days and nights on her.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic pics as always! I am thinking every place in the world should hire you as an advert! Just spent the past half hour exploring ways to get a family of 5 to Galapagos. I have always wanted to go, the pics are just the straw that breaks the camel's back!

June said...

Hi Jeff,
Great pictures of this beautiful planet. The underwater pictures were great too.
Thanks for sharing your journey with us through word and photos.