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 … Continue reading Isabela

San Cristobal to Isabela via Floreana

Another boat ride for the island of Isabela with a stop off at the island of Santa Maria (Floreana o Charles) was the aim of the day. It is about 21/2 hrs to Floreana then another 21/2 to Isabela.

The  swell was quite large at times and the skipper did a good job of keeping to the better waves. On the way we encountered a pod of about 10 or so dolphins that were quite happy to surf the bow wave and after about 20min tired with us and went on their way and we on to Isabela. I fell in love with Isabela as it is a secluded island of about 1000 inhabitants and very little tourists. We landed on post office bay and walked to Black beach though a resort of six beach villas….Snorkeled there for about 1 hr before heading back and having a meal in the village. Then on to Isabela. We had hoped to see some whales on the way but unfortunately there were none to be found, we did however see a Manta Ray leap out of the water twice and no it wasn’t the Pilsner. Arriving on Isabela we had a quite walk around the Villamil before heading to bed to face the next day.

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Galapagos 2 (Kicker Rock continued)

Before I go any further i would like to make mention of the rest of the traveler’s. In the photo are….Deb (Canadian) Cole (Aussie) Harvey (Debs Hubby and Canadian also) Michele (Aussie) Josh & Evelyn (Swiss) with the ugly one at the front. After a cautious first day meeting it was without doubt a great bunch of people, humorous, witty and helpfully support of each other. … Continue reading Galapagos 2 (Kicker Rock continued)

Galapagos……….

Well folks here we are on San Cristobal Island, the first stop of the tour. We left Quito on a short flight 45min to Guayaquil (a coastal airport) to pick up more passengers for the Galapagos. 1.1/2 hrs later saw us on San Cristobal and the capital Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the southern tipoff the island. We were met by our guide Ernesto and after a quick … Continue reading Galapagos……….