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A Postcard from Galapagos

09 July 2014

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All our friends who have been to the Galapagos Islands had told us how wonderful their trip had been, and now we know ourselves what a fantastic, amazing, wonderful place it is.

We had 11 days there, on a boat which took 16 passengers with 8 crew and a guide and we were extremely looked after all the time. Busy days of walking, snorkelling, kayaking, trips in Zodiacs, evening talks and photo appraisals, so more than ready for bed every night.  As we slept, the boat travelled to another island or beach for us to discover upon waking.  

Frigate Birds, Blue Footed Boobies, Flamingos, Albatrosses, Gulls, Penguins, Flightless commorants, Finches, Pelicans, Owls, Herons and Petrels. All carried on their activities of eating, courting, mating, sitting on nests, oblivious of us nearby.


We snorkelled with Sea Turtles, Sea Lions, Beautiful Fish, Starfish and sharks! We saw great volcanic craters, incredible lava formations and beautiful beaches. We kayaked slowly through mangrove inlets, the breeding territory for the sharks and turtles.

One of those unique, once in a life time travel experiences not to be missed! 

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