Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 120 Galapagos Islands

Our last day in the Galapagos has arrived, a sad time. The time went by quickly. I went for a quick trip ashore this morning in the Bachas Beach area on Santa Cruz Island. The word “Bachas” came from a mispronunciation of the word “Barges” referring to the barges that were left behind on the beach after the war…. You can still see the rusting hulks. I did manage to get a couple of interesting shots, sea turtles again playing piggy back and a petrol looking like it is walking on water. We left the ship around 10:30 and headed for the airport on Baltra. There we waited, and shopped, for about 3 hours before we left for Guayaquil, Ecuador. Once in Guayaquil we got on a LAN Air flight for Lima, Peru. LAN was another low point, sitting for 1 ½ hours on the plan while they refueled part of which was without air of any kind. I did enjoy the burning sensation that the fuel fumes gave to my eyes…. WE made it back to the ms Amsterdam around 9:30 and it was a great reception…. The Captain and all the senior staff were there to greet us… nice touch! Great visit to the Galapagos….

2 comments:

guy said...

I love reading about the interesting points of your exciting trips. Makes me want to plan my next trip in 2011. Keep up the great work. Tell everyone on the amsterdam hi from guy

rosemary said...

Oh, I am jealous. Your pictures were wonderful.
Have you bought closed toed shoes yet.