galapagos, day 1

by sam on 08/25/2013

The only way I’m going to be able to do this with any sense of organization is going to be to break these entries up by day. So…after spending the day flying to Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Friday August 16th, we actually made our way to the Galapagos (and our floating home, the Lindblad/National Geographic Endeavour) on Saturday. The morning was consumed with flying to San Cristobal, transferring to the boat, and figuring out our rooms and whatnot, but by Saturday afternoon, we were sent on our first disembarkation, a short hike at Cerro Brujo (on San Cristobal) and checking out the beach. This would the last day for a few days that we would see any humans other than those traveling with us.

This was quite possibly one of the best trips I’ve ever been on, and I had an excellent time both on and off the boat. Also, a word of warning. I took over 2000 pictures on this trip. I am making a very serious effort to whittle each day’s batch down to the few that are the best and/or representative of what we saw. I do have a habit of taking 20 pictures of the same thing, so I promise to not post everything. But there will be a lot of sea lions (and other animals repeated on other days). Because they were everywhere.

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