Puerta Ayora

Galapagos Islands Travel Blog

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deciding where to go on arrival
Ok, so we're half way through Galapagos. Yesterday was my favourite day so far - clearest water, the most perfect beaches and LOADS of animals. Swum up close with sea turtles, manta rays and 3 playful sea lions all swum round and round me for ages.

It's a change over day today with new people coming and we're hanging out on the mainland for a bit - we went to see huge 100 year + old land turtles today and catching up on email etc

the next 4 days should see more great beaches, volcanoes and hopefully some penguins!


p.s. have been compiling my favourite quotes from multi-national boat :-)

Cesar - our guide: 'all around you there are many boobies' - of course, referring to the blue-footed boobie, nesting on the island in question
Cesar (again): 'she was lovely when she was young- say 28, but then she got old and very fat and she was not so nice' - talking a bout a local women he knew
A fellow european traveller speaking english - 'it is the noising in my head that is making me forget my wordings' - awesome - this is exactly how i sound when I speak spanglish! :-)
An american tour guide - ' the bachelor sea lions have a quickie with the females when the 'beach master' is not looking' - only an american would call the male sea lion ('the bull') the 'beach master'! :-)

more to come I'm sure
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deciding where to go on arrival
deciding where to go on arrival
happy times
happy times
view from our mooring
view from our mooring
fish market
fish market
looks like cornwall, uk, not galap…
looks like cornwall, uk, not gala…
lou and land turtle
lou and land turtle
we went back in time by 100000 yea…
we went back in time by 100000 ye…
Galapagos Islands
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