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Our Galapagos cruise


The Galapagos are remote but if you can get there do it.  There is no place like it on earth.  The scenery is spectacular in its own way, but the animals steal the show.  Sea lions, turtles, birds, iguanas… all are unafraid of humans and will let you get up close and personal.  A photographers dream!  I have shown some pictures below but the best place is my Flickr link (see side bar) and you can see all 150 or so.

Our trip started in Quito, largest city in Ecuador and at 9,000 foot elevation.  We had enough time to visit some local sites and to stand on the “middle of the earth”.  From there, we flew to Baltra to begin our cruise.

The ship was small: 93 passengers.  Service was great, 70 person strong to take care of us!  The food was excellent, the ship well maintained.  Every day we had two excursions, led by certified naturalist guides.  They not only showed us the best places to visit b ut provided excellent information.

A nest of iguanas

A nest of iguanas

Flamingo

Flamingo

Blue footed booby

Blue footed booby

Swallow tailed gull

Swallow tailed gull

Land tortoise

Land tortoise

Sally crab

Sally crab

Land iguana

Land iguana

Lava lizard

Lava lizard

Mockingbird

Mockingbird

Sea lion

Sea lion

Church in Quito

Church in Quito

At the palace (Quito)

At the palace (Quito)

Child in backpack, Quito

Child in backpack, Quito

  1. Linda Creagh
    March 20, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Totally, totally envious!

  2. Sis
    March 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Beautiful pictures!!!!

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