Isabela

One of the highlights of the visit to Isabela is the chance to walk an active volcano. so the next day, we woke early, had breakfast before heading off on a 6km walk up a 1200 mtr high volcano. Not hard I would have thought but I realise now I should have taken my altitude sickness tablets before Quito as the shortage of breath was a problem as less oxygen intake. I struggled for about an hour with the camera gear before Harvey (eternally grateful to him) took it off me. He claimed it was good training for him and as we had a porter who he wouldn’t let him carry it i hope it was a help in his fitness…….I have to say it was still pretty hard going but eventually we made the top and a walk around part of the rim to an area that would have erupted about 20 years or so. An amazing view from the top. Then another 6km descent saw us finally at the bottom and heading back to the hotel.

breakfast before heading off on a 6km walk up a 1200 mtr high volcano. Not hard I would have thought but I realise now I should have taken my altitude sickness tablets before Quito as the shortage of breath was a problem as less oxygen intake. I struggled for about an hour with the camera gear before Harvey (eternally grateful to him) took it off me. He claimed it was good training for him and as we had a porter who he wouldn’t let him carry it i hope it was a help in his fitness…….I have to say it was still pretty hard going but eventually we made the top and a walk around part of the rim to an area that would have erupted about 20 years or so. An amazing view from the top. Then another 6km descent saw us finally at the bottom and heading back to the hotel.

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