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GALAPAGOS: Highlights Album

Quito Airport
Quito Airport
Awaiting flight to Galapagos Islands
Our ship!
Our ship!
IMG_2234.JPG 2010-03-20
Ahh, a Galapagos sunset!
Ahh, a Galapagos sunset!
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2313.jpg 2010-03-20
Flamingo
Flamingo
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2303.jpg 2010-03-20
Frigate birds
Frigate birds
IMG_2322.jpg 2010-03-21
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
IMG_0031.JPG 2010-03-21
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
IMG_0055.JPG 2010-03-21
Marine iguana
Marine iguana
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island IMG_0048.JPG 2010-03-21
Marine iguana: giving me the "OK" sign :)
Marine iguana: giving me the "OK" sign :)
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island IMG_0059.JPG 2010-03-21
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island IMG_0069.JPG 2010-03-21
Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island IMG_0103.JPG 2010-03-21
The beach
The beach
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island IMG_0108.JPG 2010-03-21
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Bartolome Island IMG_0140.JPG 2010-03-21
Penguin!
Penguin!
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island IMG_0157.JPG 2010-03-21
White Sea Urchin
White Sea Urchin
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island IMG_0145.JPG 2010-03-21
Karen snorkeling paparazzi
Karen snorkeling paparazzi
Bartolome Island IMG_0129.JPG 2010-03-21
Panga-cam
Panga-cam
Going to Bartolome Island IMG_0034.jpg 2010-03-21
Pinnacle Rock
Pinnacle Rock
IMG_2356.JPG 2010-03-21
IMG_2392
IMG_2392
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2392.JPG 2010-03-21
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IMG_2400
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2400.JPG 2010-03-21
IMG_2408
IMG_2408
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2408.JPG 2010-03-21
IMG_2414
IMG_2414
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2414.JPG 2010-03-21
IMG_2419
IMG_2419
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2419.JPG 2010-03-21
IMG_2434
IMG_2434
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2434.JPG 2010-03-22
Galapagos sharks
Galapagos sharks
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2463.JPG 2010-03-22
Frigate & Blue footed booby
Frigate & Blue footed booby
IMG_2475.JPG 2010-03-22
Eclipse - just off of Rabida Island
Eclipse - just off of Rabida Island
IMG_2485.JPG 2010-03-22
Galapagos purslane
Galapagos purslane
Rabida Island IMG_2515.jpg 2010-03-22
Dolphins spotted! (Panga ride to snorkeling)
Dolphins spotted! (Panga ride to snorkeling)
Rabida Island IMG_0174.JPG 2010-03-22
IMG_0196
IMG_0196
IMG_0196.JPG 2010-03-22
IMG_0208
IMG_0208
IMG_0208.JPG 2010-03-22
IMG_0220
IMG_0220
IMG_0220.jpg 2010-03-22
View from the sun deck
View from the sun deck
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island IMG_2533.JPG 2010-03-22
Pirate graffiti?
Pirate graffiti?
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island IMG_0245.JPG 2010-03-23
Hola, penguino!
Hola, penguino!
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island IMG_0253.JPG 2010-03-23
Land
Land
Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island IMG_2584.JPG 2010-03-23
Claire & Mike
Claire & Mike
Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island IMG_2585.JPG 2010-03-23
Chilling out after a hard day at sea:)
Chilling out after a hard day at sea:)
Towel sculpture courtesy of the ship's crew IMG_4089.jpg 2010-03-23
Welcome to our island!
Welcome to our island!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2601.jpg 2010-03-23
Marine iguana parts
Marine iguana parts
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2599.JPG 2010-03-23
Sea lion lair
Sea lion lair
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2607.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguanas basking
Marine iguanas basking
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2617.JPG 2010-03-23
Five toes
Five toes
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2709.JPG 2010-03-24
Hi cutie pie!
Hi cutie pie!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2632.JPG 2010-03-23
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2633.JPG 2010-03-23
Flightless cormorants
Flightless cormorants
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2653.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguana out for lunch
Marine iguana out for lunch
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2677.JPG 2010-03-23
We
We
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2683.JPG 2010-03-24
Sally lightfoot crabs
Sally lightfoot crabs
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2697.JPG 2010-03-24
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
IMG_2726.jpg 2010-03-24
Sea turtles!
Sea turtles!
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IslandIMG_0305.JPG 2010-03-24
Neel & a sea turtle
Neel & a sea turtle
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0310.JPG 2010-03-24
Sea turtle spa - with king angelfish
Sea turtle spa - with king angelfish
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0318.jpg 2010-03-24
Panga returning to the ship
Panga returning to the ship
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2718.jpg 2010-03-24
Buses await
Buses await
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0357.JPG 2010-03-25
CDRS
CDRS
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2800.jpg 2010-03-25
Breakfast
Breakfast
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2758.JPG 2010-03-24
The eyes say it all...
The eyes say it all...
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2760.JPG 2010-03-24
Careful Claire!
Careful Claire!
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2802.jpg 2010-03-25
Tortoise parked near the pond
Tortoise parked near the pond
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0373.jpg 2010-03-25
View from the lave cave
View from the lave cave
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0397.jpg 2010-03-25
Puerto Ayora
Puerto Ayora
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2828.JPG 2010-03-25
View of the puerto
View of the puerto
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2829.JPG 2010-03-25
Pangas getting ready
Pangas getting ready
Eclipse IMG_0450.JPG 2010-03-26
Panga parking
Panga parking
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0461.jpg 2010-03-26
Nap time
Nap time
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0476.JPG 2010-03-26
Must be a poor swimmer...:)
Must be a poor swimmer...:)
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0475.jpg 2010-03-26
Our panga awaits
Our panga awaits
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0515.JPG 2010-03-26
Hi Karen!
Hi Karen!
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0522.jpg 2010-03-26
School of fish --(creole?)
School of fish --(creole?)
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0535.JPG 2010-03-26
Sonal snorkeling
Sonal snorkeling
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0544.jpg 2010-03-26
Yellow pufferfish
Yellow pufferfish
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0547.JPG 2010-03-26
Rocky path
Rocky path
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2869.JPG 2010-03-26
Christmas iguana of Espanola
Christmas iguana of Espanola
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2852.JPG 2010-03-26
Honk!
Honk!
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2876.JPG 2010-03-26
Nazca boobies
Nazca boobies
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2913.JPG 2010-03-26
Stop
Stop
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2916.JPG 2010-03-26
Our group looking for the waved albatross
Our group looking for the waved albatross
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2941.jpg 2010-03-26
Sunrise on our last day
Sunrise on our last day
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3007.jpg 2010-03-26
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3014.JPG 2010-03-26
A flock of golden rays!
A flock of golden rays!
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3028.JPG 2010-03-26
Back to the ship...
Back to the ship...
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3064.jpg 2010-03-26
Let
Let
Eclipse IMG_3077.jpg 2010-03-26
Boarding
Boarding
Baltra Airport farewel IMG_0566.JPG 2010-03-27
Adios, Galapagos!
Adios, Galapagos!
View from plane IMG_0574.jpg 2010-03-27
Buenos tardes, Quito!
Buenos tardes, Quito!
Quito airport IMG_0613.JPG 2010-03-27
Quito
Quito
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0618.jpg 2010-03-27
Moon over Quito
Moon over Quito
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0651.jpg 2010-03-27
Proof
Proof
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3121.jpg 2010-03-27
Shrunken heads of a sloth & a 12yr old child
Shrunken heads of a sloth & a 12yr old child
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3171.JPG 2010-03-28
Pululahua with a village in the crater
Pululahua with a village in the crater
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3201.JPG 2010-03-28
Buff tailed coronet hummingbird
Buff tailed coronet hummingbird
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3297.JPG 2010-03-28

DAY 1: Arrival & Las Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island

Quito Airport
Quito Airport
Awaiting flight to Galapagos Islands
Quito Airport
Quito Airport
Boarding flight to Galapagos Islands IMG_2223.JPG 2010-03-19
Hola Galapagos!
Hola Galapagos!
Karen & Claire at Baltra Airport IMG_2225.JPG 2010-03-20
We made it!
We made it!
Baltra Airport Santa Cruz Island IMG_2226.JPG 2010-03-20
Eclipse check-in
Eclipse check-in
IMG_2230.JPG 2010-03-20
Galapagos arrival
Galapagos arrival
IMG_2229.JPG 2010-03-20
Our ship, the Eclipse!
Our ship, the Eclipse!
IMG_2234.JPG 2010-03-20
First panga ride
First panga ride
IMG_2237.JPG 2010-03-20
Other cruise ships awaiting passengers near Baltra Island
Other cruise ships awaiting passengers near Baltra Island
IMG_2243.JPG 2010-03-20
Lunch with the Meyfarth Family!
Lunch with the Meyfarth Family!
IMG_2245.JPG 2010-03-20
View from Las Bachas beach
View from Las Bachas beach
IMG_2246.JPG 2010-03-20
Sally Light Foot Crab
Sally Light Foot Crab
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2249.JPG 2010-03-20
Sally Light Foot Crab
Sally Light Foot Crab
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2250.JPG 2010-03-20
Our guide, Tommy
Our guide, Tommy
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2264.jpg 2010-03-20
Sea turtle tracks
Sea turtle tracks
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2271.jpg 2010-03-20
Lagoon with flamingoes
Lagoon with flamingoes
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2273.JPG 2010-03-20
Flamingo
Flamingo
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2303.jpg 2010-03-20
Lagoon with flamingos
Lagoon with flamingos
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2278.JPG 2010-03-20
Flamingo
Flamingo
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2284.JPG 2010-03-20
Flight of the flamingos!
Flight of the flamingos!
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2266.JPG 2010-03-20
Marine iguana
Marine iguana
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2293.JPG 2010-03-20
Marine Iguana
Marine Iguana
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2292.JPG 2010-03-20
Great blue heron
Great blue heron
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2301.JPG 2010-03-20
Claire!
Claire!
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2304.JPG 2010-03-20
Our group on the beach
Our group on the beach
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2306.JPG 2010-03-20
A giant prickly pear cactus at sunset
A giant prickly pear cactus at sunset
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2315.JPG 2010-03-20
Ahh, a Galapagos sunset!
Ahh, a Galapagos sunset!
Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2313.jpg 2010-03-20

DAY 2: Puerto Egas, Santiago Island & Bartolome Island

Flag of Ecuador
Flag of Ecuador
Flag of Ecuador
Frigate birds
Frigate birds
IMG_2322.jpg 2010-03-21
Frigate birds
Frigate birds
IMG_2319.JPG 2010-03-21
Great frigate bird
Great frigate bird
IMG_2327.JPG 2010-03-21
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
IMG_0031.JPG 2010-03-21
View of Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
View of Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
IMG_0032.JPG 2010-03-21
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island
IMG_0055.JPG 2010-03-21
Grant & Miles
Grant & Miles
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0046.jpg 2010-03-21
Marine iguanas
Marine iguanas
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0049.JPG 2010-03-21
Marine iguana
Marine iguana
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0048.JPG 2010-03-21
Marine iguana: giving me the
Marine iguana: giving me the "OK" sign :)
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0059.JPG 2010-03-21
Claire watching where she steps
Claire watching where she steps
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0051.JPG 2010-03-21
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Sally Lightfoot Crab
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0069.JPG 2010-03-21
Grant & Miles
Grant & Miles
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0072.jpg 2010-03-21
Ailing sea lion pup
Ailing sea lion pup
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0076.jpg 2010-03-21
Grant & the waves
Grant & the waves
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0078.jpg 2010-03-21
American Oystercatchers (with an egg)
American Oystercatchers (with an egg)
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0073.JPG 2010-03-21
Pam & Tommy Walk to the beach
Pam & Tommy Walk to the beach
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

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Pam & Tommy Walk to the beach
Pam & Tommy Walk to the beach
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0093.JPG 2010-03-21
Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0103.JPG 2010-03-21
Claire hits the water
Claire hits the water
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0094.JPG 2010-03-21
Claire & Karen settle who is taller
Claire & Karen settle who is taller
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

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The beach
The beach
Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

IMG_0108.JPG 2010-03-21
Grant, Miles, Karen, Claire & Laurie
Grant, Miles, Karen, Claire & Laurie
Aboard the Eclipse

IMG_0114.JPG 2010-03-21
Karen & Claire
Karen & Claire
Aboard the Eclipse

IMG_0115.JPG 2010-03-21
Going snorkeling!
Going snorkeling!
Bartolome Island

IMG_0121.JPG 2010-03-21
Claire & Karen
Claire & Karen
Bartolome Island

IMG_0142.JPG 2010-03-21
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Bartolome Island

IMG_0140.JPG 2010-03-21
Penguin!
Penguin!
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island

IMG_0157.JPG 2010-03-21
Penguin foot
Penguin foot
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island

IMG_0153.JPG 2010-03-21
Penguin
Penguin
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island

IMG_0161.JPG 2010-03-21
Ciao penguino!
Ciao penguino!
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island

IMG_0156.JPG 2010-03-21
Chocolate Chip Sea Star
Chocolate Chip Sea Star
Bartolome Island

IMG_0130.JPG 2010-03-21
White Sea Urchin
White Sea Urchin
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island

IMG_0145.JPG 2010-03-21
Yellowtailed surgeonfish
Yellowtailed surgeonfish
Bartolome Island

IMG_0126.jpg 2010-03-21
Diving to see the shark...
Diving to see the shark...
Bartolome Island

IMG_0136.JPG 2010-03-21
Parrotfish
Parrotfish
Bartolome Island

IMG_0132.JPG 2010-03-21
Karen snorkeling paparazzi
Karen snorkeling paparazzi
Bartolome Island

IMG_0129.JPG 2010-03-21
Snake!
Snake!
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island

IMG_0147.JPG 2010-03-21
Blue Footed Booby watching over Chris
Blue Footed Booby watching over Chris
Bartolome Island

IMG_0148.JPG 2010-03-21
Diver with white tipped shark
Diver with white tipped shark
Bartolome Island

IMG_0122.JPG 2010-03-21
White tipped shark
White tipped shark
(Photographed by Tommy Acosta, Naturalist Guide) Bartolome Island

IMG_0124.JPG 2010-03-21
Panga-cam
Panga-cam
Going to Bartolome Island

IMG_0034.jpg 2010-03-21
Bartolome Island
Bartolome Island
IMG_0117.JPG 2010-03-21
Bartolome Island
Bartolome Island
IMG_2333.jpg 2010-03-21
Grey matplant - lava lizard food
Grey matplant - lava lizard food
Bartolome Island

IMG_2335
Lava leftovers
Lava leftovers
Bartolome Island

IMG_2382.JPG 2010-03-21
Remains of the tuff cone, Bartolome Island
Remains of the tuff cone, Bartolome Island
IMG_2343.jpg 2010-03-21
Remains of the tuff cone, Bartolome Island
Remains of the tuff cone, Bartolome Island
IMG_2345.JPG 2010-03-21
Remains of the tuff cone, Bartolome Island
Remains of the tuff cone, Bartolome Island
IMG_2354.jpg 2010-03-21
Pinnacle Rock, Bartolome Island
Pinnacle Rock, Bartolome Island
IMG_2376.JPG 2010-03-21
Submerged volcanic crater
Submerged volcanic crater
Bartolome Island

IMG_2358.JPG 2010-03-21
Bartolome Island
Bartolome Island
IMG_2373.JPG 2010-03-21
Pinnacle Rock, Bartolome Island
Pinnacle Rock, Bartolome Island
IMG_2356.JPG 2010-03-21

DAY 3: Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island & Rabida Island

Blue-footed boobies
Blue-footed boobies
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2386.JPG 2010-03-21
Panga landing
Panga landing
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2388.JPG 2010-03-21
Welcome committee of blue-footed boobies
Welcome committee of blue-footed boobies
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2392.JPG 2010-03-21
Cerro Dragon
Cerro Dragon
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2396.JPG 2010-03-21
The desert is green after the rain
The desert is green after the rain
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2397.JPG 2010-03-21
Black-necked stilt
Black-necked stilt
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2398.JPG 2010-03-21
A lagoon...
A lagoon...
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2400.JPG 2010-03-21
Muddy desert footpath
Muddy desert footpath
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island
Giant prickly pear cactus
Giant prickly pear cactus
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2402.JPG 2010-03-21
Land iguana!
Land iguana!
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2404.JPG 2010-03-21
Cactus finch
Cactus finch
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2408.JPG 2010-03-21
El Dragon!
El Dragon!
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2414.JPG 2010-03-21
Toes of the land iguana
Toes of the land iguana
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2418.jpg 2010-03-21
View of the Eclipse
View of the Eclipse
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2419.JPG 2010-03-21
Unusual islands
Unusual islands
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2420.JPG 2010-03-21
Our path
Our path
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

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Cerro Dragon
Cerro Dragon
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

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Cerro Dragon
Cerro Dragon
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2436.JPG 2010-03-22
Donning life vests
Donning life vests
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

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A giant prickly pear forest
A giant prickly pear forest
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2441.jpg 2010-03-22
Back to the ship
Back to the ship
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2442.JPG 2010-03-22
Lunch with the Galapagos sharks
Lunch with the Galapagos sharks
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2461.jpg 2010-03-22
Galapagos sharks
Galapagos sharks
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2463.JPG 2010-03-22
Lunchtime!
Lunchtime!
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

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Frigate & boobies
Frigate & boobies
IMG_2472.JPG 2010-03-22
Frigate & Blue footed booby
Frigate & Blue footed booby
IMG_2475.JPG 2010-03-22
Sailing away from Cerro Dragon
Sailing away from Cerro Dragon
Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_2475_2.JPG 2010-03-22
Rabida Island
Rabida Island
IMG_2478.JPG 2010-03-22
Snorkel gear ready
Snorkel gear ready
IMG_2483.jpg 2010-03-22
Life vests ready
Life vests ready
IMG_2486.JPG 2010-03-22
Rabida Island
Rabida Island
IMG_2479.JPG 2010-03-22
Claire & friend
Claire & friend
Rabida Island

IMG_2493.JPG 2010-03-22
Lava lizard
Lava lizard
Rabida Island

IMG_2500.JPG 2010-03-22
Giant prickly pear cactus
Giant prickly pear cactus
Rabida Island

IMG_2501.jpg 2010-03-22
Our guide Tommy
Our guide Tommy
Rabida Island

IMG_2504.JPG 2010-03-22
Cactus flower close-up
Cactus flower close-up
Rabida Island

IMG_2506.JPG 2010-03-22
Marine iguana
Marine iguana
Rabida Island

IMG_2508.JPG 2010-03-22
Galapagos purslane
Galapagos purslane
Rabida Island

IMG_2515.jpg 2010-03-22
Cactus holding on to the lava
Cactus holding on to the lava
Rabida Island

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View of the landing site
View of the landing site
Rabida Island

IMG_2518.JPG 2010-03-22
View of the beach
View of the beach
Rabida Island

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A ground finch... in a tree!
A ground finch... in a tree!
Rabida Island

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Lava lizard
Lava lizard
Rabida Island

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Dolphins spotted! (Panga ride to snorkeling)
Dolphins spotted! (Panga ride to snorkeling)
Rabida Island

IMG_0174.JPG 2010-03-22
White-tip reef shark
White-tip reef shark
Rabida Island

IMG_0187.JPG 2010-03-22
Yellow-tailed surgeonfish
Yellow-tailed surgeonfish
IMG_0189.JPG 2010-03-22
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
IMG_0196.JPG 2010-03-22
A penguin?
A penguin?
IMG_0198.JPG 2010-03-22
Yep - a penguin!
Yep - a penguin!
IMG_0200.JPG 2010-03-22
2 penguins!
2 penguins!
IMG_0201.JPG 2010-03-22
Hola!
Hola!
IMG_0202.JPG 2010-03-22
He has his lunch in his mouth!
He has his lunch in his mouth!
IMG_0205.JPG 2010-03-22
2 penguins!
2 penguins!
IMG_0203.jpg 2010-03-22
Ciao!
Ciao!
IMG_0204.jpg 2010-03-22
Swimming with penguins
Swimming with penguins
IMG_0206.JPG 2010-03-22
A sea lion!
A sea lion!
IMG_0208.JPG 2010-03-22
King angelfish
King angelfish
IMG_0211.JPG 2010-03-22
Caleb (?) & the penguins
Caleb (?) & the penguins
IMG_0212.JPG 2010-03-22
Unusual rocky formations
Unusual rocky formations
IMG_0214.JPG 2010-03-22
Parrotfish
Parrotfish
IMG_0218.JPG 2010-03-22
Parrotfish
Parrotfish
IMG_0219.JPG 2010-03-22
Grant on a deep dive
Grant on a deep dive
IMG_0220.jpg 2010-03-22
Grant surfacing
Grant surfacing
IMG_0221.jpg 2010-03-22
Exploring the bottom
Exploring the bottom
IMG_0224.JPG 2010-03-22
Unknown diver...
Unknown diver...
IMG_0226.jpg 2010-03-22

DAY 4: Tagus Cove & Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

Rainy morning in the pirate's cove
Rainy morning in the pirate's cove
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_2531.JPG 2010-03-22
View from the sun deck
View from the sun deck
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_2533.JPG 2010-03-22
Maura & Clive
Maura & Clive
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0235.jpg 2010-03-23
Pirate graffiti?
Pirate graffiti?
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0245.JPG 2010-03-23
A HEADLESS & flightless cormorant??
A HEADLESS & flightless cormorant??
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0247.JPG 2010-03-23
Flightless cormorant
Flightless cormorant
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0248.JPG 2010-03-23
Clive & Maura, Claire & Karen, & a penguin
Clive & Maura, Claire & Karen, & a penguin
Kayaking in Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0252.JPG 2010-03-23
Hola, penguino!
Hola, penguino!
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0253.JPG 2010-03-23
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island
IMG_0255.JPG 2010-03-23
A penguin sunbathing
A penguin sunbathing
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0257.JPG 2010-03-23
Weather changing
Weather changing
Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_2586.jpg 2010-03-23
Grant, Caleb, Miles & Claire
Grant, Caleb, Miles & Claire
Marathon Sorry! tournament in the library

IMG_2583.JPG 2010-03-23
Our furthest point on the journey
Our furthest point on the journey
Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

IMG_2545.JPG 2010-03-23
Here come the sun!
Here come the sun!
Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

IMG_2546.JPG 2010-03-23
Land's End?
Land's End?
Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

IMG_2584.JPG 2010-03-23
Claire & Mike
Claire & Mike
Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

IMG_2585.JPG 2010-03-23
Snorkeling gear ready
Snorkeling gear ready
Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

IMG_2539.JPG 2010-03-23
Miles snorkeling
Miles snorkeling
Snorkeling off Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0259.jpg 2010-03-23
Galapagos green sea turtle
Galapagos green sea turtle
Snorkeling off Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0262.JPG 2010-03-23
Skip jack tuna (?)
Skip jack tuna (?)
Snorkeling off Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0267.jpg 2010-03-23
Algae
Algae
Snorkeling off Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0271.jpg 2010-03-23
Penguin!
Penguin!
Snorkeling off Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0272.JPG 2010-03-23
Green sea urchins
Green sea urchins
Snorkeling off Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0275.JPG 2010-03-23
Whoa, two seahorses!!
Whoa, two seahorses!!
Photo taken by Josie Cardoso, Naturalist Guide
Snorkeling - Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0277.JPG 2010-03-23
Starfish
Starfish
Snorkeling off Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

IMG_0297.JPG 2010-03-23
Blue-footed boobies
Blue-footed boobies
Elizabeth Cove, Isabela Island IMG_2556.JPG 2010-03-23
Mangrove
Mangrove
Elizabeth Cove, Isabela Island IMG_2559.JPG 2010-03-23
Paddling through the mangrove
Paddling through the mangrove
Elizabeth Cove, Isabela Island IMG_2568.jpg 2010-03-23
Tree Seal :)
Tree Seal :)
Elizabeth Cove, Isabela Island IMG_2575.jpg 2010-03-23
Our guide, Luis, paddles through the mangrove
Our guide, Luis, paddles through the mangrove
Elizabeth Cove, Isabela Island IMG_2579.JPG 2010-03-23
Chilling out after a hard day at sea:)
Chilling out after a hard day at sea:)
Towel sculpture courtesy of the ship's crew

IMG_4089.jpg 2010-03-23

DAY 5: Punta Espinosa, Fernandina & Punta Vincente Roca, Isabela

Daily information
Daily information
Eclipse IMG_2717.jpg 2010-03-24
Welcome to our island!
Welcome to our island!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2601.jpg 2010-03-23
Karen & Claire
Karen & Claire
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2603.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguana planet
Marine iguana planet
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2597.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguana parts
Marine iguana parts
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2599.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguana
Marine iguana
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2600.JPG 2010-03-23
Whale bones
Whale bones
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2605.JPG 2010-03-23
Sea lion lair
Sea lion lair
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2607.JPG 2010-03-23
Karen & Claire!
Karen & Claire!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2612.JPG 2010-03-23
Pahoehoe lava
Pahoehoe lava
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2613.jpg 2010-03-23
Iguana pile-on!
Iguana pile-on!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2614.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguanas basking
Marine iguanas basking
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2617.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguana basking
Marine iguana basking
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2619.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguanas
Marine iguanas
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2621.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguana
Marine iguana
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2623.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguana
Marine iguana
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2628.JPG 2010-03-23
Iguanas gossiping?
Iguanas gossiping?
IMG_2624.JPG 2010-03-23
Making a move for the sea
Making a move for the sea
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2631.JPG 2010-03-23
Hi cutie pie!
Hi cutie pie!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2632.JPG 2010-03-23
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2633.JPG 2010-03-23
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2635.JPG 2010-03-23
Ralph & a friend
Ralph & a friend
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2640.JPG 2010-03-23
Flightless cormorants
Flightless cormorants
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2650.JPG 2010-03-23
Look at the turquoise eyes!
Look at the turquoise eyes!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2653.JPG 2010-03-23
Cormorant shoes
Cormorant shoes
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2656.JPG 2010-03-23
Shy flightless cormorants
Shy flightless cormorants
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2663.JPG 2010-03-23
Marine iguana out for lunch
Marine iguana out for lunch
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2677.JPG 2010-03-23
The others :)
The others :)
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2682.JPG 2010-03-24
We're surrounded!
We're surrounded!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2683.JPG 2010-03-24
Pahoehoe lava ropes
Pahoehoe lava ropes
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2685.JPG 2010-03-24
Lava heron
Lava heron
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2690.JPG 2010-03-24
Sally lightfoot crabs
Sally lightfoot crabs
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2697.JPG 2010-03-24
Lagoon
Lagoon
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2698.JPG 2010-03-24
Karen & Claire, etc...
Karen & Claire, etc...
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2699.JPG 2010-03-24
Fellow humans
Fellow humans
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2701.JPG 2010-03-24
Whale remains
Whale remains
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2706.JPG 2010-03-24
Watch your step!
Watch your step!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2708.JPG 2010-03-24
Five toes
Five toes
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2709.JPG 2010-03-24
Claire tip-toeing through the marine iguanas
Claire tip-toeing through the marine iguanas
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2710.jpg 2010-03-24
Back to the ship!
Back to the ship!
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2715.jpg 2010-03-24
Panga returning to the ship
Panga returning to the ship
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2719.JPG 2010-03-24
Panga returning to the ship
Panga returning to the ship
Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island IMG_2718.jpg 2010-03-24
Spectacular lava formations!
Spectacular lava formations!
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_2722.JPG 2010-03-24
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
IMG_2726.jpg 2010-03-24
A cave!
A cave!
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_2727.JPG 2010-03-24
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
IMG_2730.jpg 2010-03-24
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
IMG_2733.jpg 2010-03-24
John & Alison
John & Alison
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island
IMG_2736.JPG 2010-03-24
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0304.jpg 2010-03-24
Sea turtles!
Sea turtles!
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IslandIMG_0305.JPG 2010-03-24
Pufferfish
Pufferfish
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0306.JPG 2010-03-24
Neel & a sea turtle
Neel & a sea turtle
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0310.JPG 2010-03-24
Swimming with the sea turtles
Swimming with the sea turtles
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0311.JPG 2010-03-24
Sea turtle spa - with king angelfish
Sea turtle spa - with king angelfish
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0317.jpg 2010-03-24
Sea turtle spa - with king angelfish
Sea turtle spa - with king angelfish
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0318.jpg 2010-03-24
Sea turtles
Sea turtles
Snorkeling at Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0322.jpg 2010-03-24
A rainbow! Perfect ending to the day!
A rainbow! Perfect ending to the day!
Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island IMG_0343.jpg 2010-03-24

DAY 6: Puerto Ayora & CDRS, Santa Cruz Island

Buses await
Buses await
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0357.JPG 2010-03-25
Steamy walk to the CDRS
Steamy walk to the CDRS
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2739.JPG 2010-03-24
Eco-transport
Eco-transport
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2807.jpg 2010-03-25
CDRS
CDRS
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2800.jpg 2010-03-25
Breakfast
Breakfast
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2758.JPG 2010-03-24
Hola galapagos!
Hola galapagos!
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2750.JPG 2010-03-24
Darling you have a bit of spinach in your teeth...
Darling you have a bit of spinach in your teeth...
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2751.JPG 2010-03-24
Karen & Claire & galapagos!
Karen & Claire & galapagos!
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2754.JPG 2010-03-24
Morning bath
Morning bath
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2757.JPG 2010-03-24
The eyes say it all...
The eyes say it all...
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2760.JPG 2010-03-24
Tortoise close-up
Tortoise close-up
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2763.JPG 2010-03-24
You lookin' at me?!?
You lookin' at me?!?
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2766.JPG 2010-03-24
Maura & Clive & a friend
Maura & Clive & a friend
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2772.JPG 2010-03-24
Here comes trouble!
Here comes trouble!
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2776.JPG 2010-03-24
Tortoise toes
Tortoise toes
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2769.JPG 2010-03-24
Buenos dias, senor galapagos!
Buenos dias, senor galapagos!
CDRS, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_4093.jpg 2010-03-25
Alison & our group
Alison & our group
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2786.jpg 2010-03-24
Lonely George's lair
Lonely George's lair
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2784.jpg 2010-03-24
Baby tortoise jail?
Baby tortoise jail?
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2792.jpg 2010-03-24
Careful Claire!
Careful Claire!
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2802.jpg 2010-03-25
Shops near CDRS
Shops near CDRS
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2812.JPG 2010-03-25
Blue-footed booby statue
Blue-footed booby statue
Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2816.JPG 2010-03-25
Bus ride to the highlands
Bus ride to the highlands
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0358.JPG 2010-03-25
Riding up to the highlands
Riding up to the highlands
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2821.JPG 2010-03-25
Highlands tortoise hunt begins!
Highlands tortoise hunt begins!
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0361.JPG 2010-03-25
Have wellies, will travel
Have wellies, will travel
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0363.jpg 2010-03-25
Black-footed cuties, Laurie & Karen!
Black-footed cuties, Laurie & Karen!
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0364.jpg 2010-03-25
Pathways to the tortoise hunt
Pathways to the tortoise hunt
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz IslandIMG_0366.jpg 2010-03-25
A tortoise has been spotted!
A tortoise has been spotted!
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0368.jpg 2010-03-25
Muddy trails - even before the rain!
Muddy trails - even before the rain!
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0370.jpg 2010-03-25
Tortoise parked near the pond
Tortoise parked near the pond
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0373.jpg 2010-03-25
Karen & friend
Karen & friend
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0375.JPG 2010-03-25
Clide & Maura & friend
Clide & Maura & friend
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0379.jpg 2010-03-25
Tortoise hunting in the rain
Tortoise hunting in the rain
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0383.jpg 2010-03-25
Ground finch
Ground finch
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0381.JPG 2010-03-25
Tortoise hunting in the rain
Tortoise hunting in the rain
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0382.JPG 2010-03-25
All smiles despite the rain!
All smiles despite the rain!
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0384.JPG 2010-03-25
Karen's sulphur butterfly brooch?
Karen's sulphur butterfly brooch?
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_0390.jpg 2010-03-25
Mud-footed sapiens
Mud-footed sapiens
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0391.JPG 2010-03-25
Alison climbing from the lava tunnel
Alison climbing from the lava tunnel
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0393.jpg 2010-03-25
Lava tunnel chicks
Lava tunnel chicks
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0403.JPG 2010-03-25
IMG_0404
IMG_0404
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0404.JPG 2010-03-25
Climbing back into the sun
Climbing back into the sun
Lava tunnel, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_0408.jpg 2010-03-25
View from inside the flooded tunnel
View from inside the flooded tunnel
Lava tunnel, Santa Cruz Island

IMG_0402.JPG 2010-03-25
A portait in style
A portait in style
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0415.jpg 2010-03-25
Panga ride back for lunch
Panga ride back for lunch
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2826.JPG 2010-03-25
Cactus forest in the marina
Cactus forest in the marina
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2827.JPG 2010-03-25
Puerto Ayora
Puerto Ayora
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2828.JPG 2010-03-25
View of the puerto
View of the puerto
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2829.JPG 2010-03-25
Panga departing with the Keating family
Panga departing with the Keating family
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2834.JPG 2010-03-25
The wrecked Alta
The wrecked Alta
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_2836.JPG 2010-03-25
View of the harbor
View of the harbor
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0423.JPG 2010-03-25
Naina on the panga
Naina on the panga
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0426.jpg 2010-03-25
Panga to the Eclipse
Panga to the Eclipse
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0427.jpg 2010-03-25
Karen & Sonal at sunset
Karen & Sonal at sunset
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0430.JPG 2010-03-25
Karen, Sonal & Claire at sunset
Karen, Sonal & Claire at sunset
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0431.JPG 2010-03-25
Puerto Ayora
Puerto Ayora
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island IMG_0433.JPG 2010-03-25

DAY 7: Gardner Bay & Punta Suarez, Espanola Island

Today's itinerary
Today's itinerary
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0443.jpg 2010-03-25
Cappucino bar!
Cappucino bar!
The Eclipse IMG_0445.jpg 2010-03-26
A cache of Coronitas!
A cache of Coronitas!
The Eclipse IMG_0447.JPG 2010-03-26
Buenos dias!
Buenos dias!
The Eclipse IMG_0448.JPG 2010-03-26
Pangas getting ready
Pangas getting ready
Eclipse IMG_0450.JPG 2010-03-26
A neighbor
A neighbor
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_2845.JPG 2010-03-26
Black cloud following you?
Black cloud following you?
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_2849.jpg 2010-03-26
Panga parking
Panga parking
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0461.jpg 2010-03-26
Panga parking bottleneck
Panga parking bottleneck
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0462.JPG 2010-03-26
Ebony & Ivory entertaining the sea lions...
Ebony & Ivory entertaining the sea lions...
IMG_0509.JPG 2010-03-26
Nap time
Nap time
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0476.JPG 2010-03-26
What would Darwin say?
What would Darwin say?
Survival of the best outfitted?

Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0475.jpg 2010-03-26
A sandy Galapagos sea lion
A sandy Galapagos sea lion
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0463.JPG 2010-03-26
Ahhhhhhhh....
Ahhhhhhhh....
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0484.JPG 2010-03-26
Beach time
Beach time
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0465.jpg 2010-03-26
Chris & Stan with friends
Chris & Stan with friends
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0468.jpg 2010-03-26
Chris & Stan with friends
Chris & Stan with friends
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0467.JPG 2010-03-26
Sleepy sea lion
Sleepy sea lion
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0472.JPG 2010-03-26
Christmas colored marine iguana
Christmas colored marine iguana
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0486.jpg 2010-03-26
Basking sea lion
Basking sea lion
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0501.jpg 2010-03-26
Karen & her friend
Karen & her friend
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0503.jpg 2010-03-26
Panga
Panga
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0512.JPG 2010-03-26
Our panga awaits
Our panga awaits
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_0515.JPG 2010-03-26
Clive, Karen & Sonal
Clive, Karen & Sonal
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0519.JPG 2010-03-26
Karen (her evening bag) & Sonal
Karen (her evening bag) & Sonal
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0520.JPG 2010-03-26
Hi Karen!
Hi Karen!
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0522.jpg 2010-03-26
Yellow tailed surgeon fish
Yellow tailed surgeon fish
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0529.JPG 2010-03-26
King angelfish
King angelfish
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0531.jpg 2010-03-26
School of fish --(creole?)
School of fish --(creole?)
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0535.JPG 2010-03-26
Sonal-orkel-ing
Sonal-orkel-ing
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0544.jpg 2010-03-26
Yellow pufferfish
Yellow pufferfish
Snorkeling off of Gardner Island, Espanola Island IMG_0547.JPG 2010-03-26
Hot tub party
Hot tub party
Eclipse - Espanola Island IMG_0552.JPG 2010-03-26
Lunch time sundae bar!
Lunch time sundae bar!
Eclipse IMG_0553.jpg 2010-03-26
Sweets
Sweets
Eclipse IMG_0554.jpg 2010-03-26
Difficult decisions....
Difficult decisions....
Eclipse IMG_0556.jpg 2010-03-26
Yummy!
Yummy!
Eclipse IMG_0555.jpg 2010-03-26
Exploring Espanola Island
Exploring Espanola Island
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2868.JPG 2010-03-26
Rocky path
Rocky path
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2869.JPG 2010-03-26
Galapagos dove
Galapagos dove
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2968.JPG 2010-03-26
Christmas iguana of Espanola
Christmas iguana of Espanola
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2852.JPG 2010-03-26
5 toes of the marine iguana
5 toes of the marine iguana
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2851.JPG 2010-03-26
Hood Mockingbird
Hood Mockingbird
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2856.JPG 2010-03-26
Lava heron (with iguanas below)
Lava heron (with iguanas below)
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island

IMG_2859.JPG 2010-03-26
Swallow-tailed gull
Swallow-tailed gull
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2870.JPG 2010-03-26
A Nazca booby!!
A Nazca booby!!
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2872.JPG 2010-03-26
Honk!
Honk!
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2876.JPG 2010-03-26
Close-up Nazca booby profile
Close-up Nazca booby profile
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2883.JPG 2010-03-26
Nazca boobies
Nazca boobies
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2893.JPG 2010-03-26
Exploring Espanola
Exploring Espanola
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2894.JPG 2010-03-26
How many species do you see?
How many species do you see?
Swallow-tailed gull, Nazca booby, baby booby & Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2896.JPG 2010-03-26
Nazca boobies
Nazca boobies
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2901.JPG 2010-03-26
Moon over the Nazca boobies
Moon over the Nazca boobies
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2902.JPG 2010-03-26
Moon shot
Moon shot
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2903.JPG 2010-03-26
Lunchtiime
Lunchtiime
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2906.JPG 2010-03-26
Family picture
Family picture
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2909.JPG 2010-03-26
Nazca booby
Nazca booby
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2911.JPG 2010-03-26
Nazca boobies
Nazca boobies
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2912.JPG 2010-03-26
Rocky path
Rocky path
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2914.JPG 2010-03-26
Stop
Stop
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2916.JPG 2010-03-26
Neel at the rest stop
Neel at the rest stop
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2917.JPG 2010-03-26
Neel & a Nazca
Neel & a Nazca
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2921.jpg 2010-03-26
Claire
Claire
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2930.jpg 2010-03-26
The cliffs
The cliffs
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2933.JPG 2010-03-26
Why can't we all get along?
Why can't we all get along?
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2934.JPG 2010-03-26
Sonal & Neel taking in the view
Sonal & Neel taking in the view
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2938.JPG 2010-03-26
Our group looking for the waved albatross
Our group looking for the waved albatross
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2941.jpg 2010-03-26
Karen & Claire
Karen & Claire
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island

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Last ones off the island...
Last ones off the island...
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2966.jpg 2010-03-26
Neel, Sabrina, Robert, Karen & Claire
Neel, Sabrina, Robert, Karen & Claire
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2970.JPG 2010-03-26
Panga ride
Panga ride
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_2978.JPG 2010-03-26
Panga arrival
Panga arrival
Gardner Bay, Espanola Island IMG_2979.JPG 2010-03-26
Fishing boat
Fishing boat
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2976.JPG 2010-03-26
Hi Claire
Hi Claire
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2982.jpg 2010-03-26
Hola chicas!
Hola chicas!
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2985.JPG 2010-03-26
Sonal, Mary, Claire & Karen
Sonal, Mary, Claire & Karen
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2987.JPG 2010-03-26
Sonal, Mary, Naina, Claire & Karen
Sonal, Mary, Naina, Claire & Karen
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2990.jpg 2010-03-26
Sonal, Naina, Neel, Claire & Karen:)
Sonal, Naina, Neel, Claire & Karen:)
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2992.JPG 2010-03-26
Espanola sunset!
Espanola sunset!
Punta Suarez, Espanola Island IMG_2971.JPG 2010-03-26

DAY 8: Black Turtle Cove & Adios Eclipse!

Sunrise on our last day
Sunrise on our last day
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3007.jpg 2010-03-26
Sunrise panga ride...
Sunrise panga ride...
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3047.JPG 2010-03-26
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3014.JPG 2010-03-26
A flock of golden rays!
A flock of golden rays!
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3027.JPG 2010-03-26
A flock of golden rays!
A flock of golden rays!
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3028.JPG 2010-03-26
Golden rays & spotted eagle rays
Golden rays & spotted eagle rays
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3029.JPG 2010-03-26
Spotted eagle ray
Spotted eagle ray
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3012.JPG 2010-03-26
Sabrina & a spotted eagle ray
Sabrina & a spotted eagle ray
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3009.JPG 2010-03-26
Capt John is navigating...
Capt John is navigating...
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3037.JPG 2010-03-26
Pacific green sea turtle
Pacific green sea turtle
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3049.JPG 2010-03-26
Another panga watching the sharks
Another panga watching the sharks
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3051.JPG 2010-03-26
Back to the ship...
Back to the ship...
Black Turtle Cove, Santa Cruz Island IMG_3064.jpg 2010-03-26
Around the bridge
Around the bridge
Eclipse IMG_3072.jpg 2010-03-26
Let's peek into the bridge
Let's peek into the bridge
Eclipse IMG_3077.jpg 2010-03-26
ICEBERG!
ICEBERG!
Eclipse IMG_3078.jpg 2010-03-26
Control panel
Control panel
Eclipse IMG_3082.jpg 2010-03-26
Radar
Radar
Eclipse IMG_3081.jpg 2010-03-26
Pat & Naina - king (& queen) of the world!
Pat & Naina - king (& queen) of the world!
Eclipse IMG_3089.JPG 2010-03-26
Naina, Claire, Karen, Sonal & Pat
Naina, Claire, Karen, Sonal & Pat
Eclipse IMG_3091.JPG 2010-03-26
Maura, Naina & Christine
Maura, Naina & Christine
Baltra Airport farewel IMG_0560.JPG 2010-03-27
Baltra airport shop
Baltra airport shop
Baltra Airport farewel IMG_0561.jpg 2010-03-27
T-shirts
T-shirts
Baltra Airport farewel IMG_0562.jpg 2010-03-27
Our flight
Our flight
Baltra Airport farewel IMG_0565.JPG 2010-03-27
Boarding
Boarding
Baltra Airport farewel IMG_0566.JPG 2010-03-27
Adios!
Adios!
Baltra Airport farewel IMG_0572.jpg 2010-03-27
Adios, Galapagos!
Adios, Galapagos!
View from plane IMG_0574.jpg 2010-03-27

DAY 9: Quito & Cloud Forest

View over Ecuador
View over Ecuador
Flight from Baltra to Guayaquil IMG_0580.jpg 2010-03-27
View over Guayaquil (see our plane's shadow?)
View over Guayaquil (see our plane's shadow?)
Flight from Guayaquil to Quito IMG_0586.jpg 2010-03-27
View over Guayaquil
View over Guayaquil
Flight from Baltra to Guayaquil IMG_0584.jpg 2010-03-27
View over Guayaquil
View over Guayaquil
Flight from Guayaquil to Quito IMG_0595.jpg 2010-03-27
So green & hilly
So green & hilly
Flight from Guayaquil to Quito IMG_0602.jpg 2010-03-27
Buenos tardes, Quito!
Buenos tardes, Quito!
Quito airport IMG_0613.JPG 2010-03-27
Arrival in Quito
Arrival in Quito
Quito airport IMG_0617.jpg 2010-03-27
Quito's Old Town
Quito's Old Town
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0618.jpg 2010-03-27
La Compania, Jesuit Church
La Compania, Jesuit Church
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0636.jpg 2010-03-27
Banco Central
Banco Central
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0639.JPG 2010-03-27
San Francisco Church & Plaza
San Francisco Church & Plaza
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0644.jpg 2010-03-27
Moon over Quito
Moon over Quito
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0651.jpg 2010-03-27
Plaza Grande Hotel
Plaza Grande Hotel
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0655.jpg 2010-03-27
Our hotel, Hotel Patio Andaluz, was just up the street...
Our hotel, Hotel Patio Andaluz, was just up the street...
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0659.jpg 2010-03-27
Dinner with Claire, Clive, Karen & Maura
Dinner with Claire, Clive, Karen & Maura
Plaza Grande Hotel's Cafe IMG_0661.JPG 2010-03-27
Even volcanic desserts
Even volcanic desserts
Plaza Grande Hotel's Cafe IMG_0665.jpg 2010-03-27
Around Quito
Around Quito
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0670.JPG 2010-03-28
Equator monument - but not actually the equator
Equator monument - but not actually the equator
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3103.jpg 2010-03-27
Equator monument
Equator monument
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3105.JPG 2010-03-27
One foot on either side of a painted line pretty close to the real equator:)
One foot on either side of a painted line pretty close to the real equator:)
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3112.JPG 2010-03-27
View from the top of the monument
View from the top of the monument
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3114.jpg 2010-03-27
The photo-op
The photo-op
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3121.jpg 2010-03-27
Totem at GPS equator
Totem at GPS equator
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3131.jpg 2010-03-27
Claims to be GPS equator
Claims to be GPS equator
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3155.jpg 2010-03-28
Shrunken heads of a sloth & a 12yr old child
Shrunken heads of a sloth & a 12yr old child
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3171.JPG 2010-03-28
Shrunken head
Shrunken head
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3173.JPG 2010-03-28
The Head-Shrinkers Cook Book, Chapter 1
The Head-Shrinkers Cook Book, Chapter 1
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3175.JPG 2010-03-28
The Head-Shrinkers Cook Book, Chapter 2
The Head-Shrinkers Cook Book, Chapter 2
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3179.JPG 2010-03-28
I blend
I blend
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3186.JPG 2010-03-28
Pululahua volcanic crater
Pululahua volcanic crater
Quito, Ecuador MG_3190.jpg 2010-03-28
Pululahua with a village in the crater
Pululahua with a village in the crater
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3201.JPG 2010-03-28
Road to Bellavista
Road to Bellavista
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3210.JPG 2010-03-28
Tollbooth
Tollbooth
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3214.JPG 2010-03-28
Views along the road
Views along the road
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3217.JPG 2010-03-28
Lunchtime in Nanegalito
Lunchtime in Nanegalito
Nanegalito, Ecuador IMG_0676.jpg 2010-03-28
Fried pork, corn, banana & yucca
Fried pork, corn, banana & yucca
Nanegalito, Ecuador IMG_0675.jpg 2010-03-28
Lunch with my driver, Vanilo
Lunch with my driver, Vanilo
Nanegalito, Ecuador IMG_0677.jpg 2010-03-28
Try Super Hiper, Full Soda!
Try Super Hiper, Full Soda!
Nanegalito, Ecuador IMG_0678.JPG 2010-03-28
Three hours of lush, green hills
Three hours of lush, green hills
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3227.JPG 2010-03-28
Roadside
Roadside
Quito, Ecuador IMG_3249.JPG 2010-03-28
The lodge
The lodge
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3385.JPG 2010-03-28
Hummingbird hookah of sugar water
Hummingbird hookah of sugar water
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3323.JPG 2010-03-28
Speckled hummingbird
Speckled hummingbird
Bellavista Lodge

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Booted racket-tail
Booted racket-tail
Bellavista Lodge

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Violet-tailed sylph
Violet-tailed sylph
Bellavista Lodge

IMG_3414.JPG 2010-03-28
Guided hike
Guided hike
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3341.jpg 2010-03-28
Cloudforest hike
Cloudforest hike
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3254.jpg 2010-03-28
The lodge
The lodge
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3313.jpg 2010-03-28
Beautiful pink lily
Beautiful pink lily
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3342.JPG 2010-03-28
Buff tailed coronet
Buff tailed coronet
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3299.JPG 2010-03-28
Buff tailed coronet
Buff tailed coronet
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3297.JPG 2010-03-28
Beautiful plants
Beautiful plants
Bellavista Lodge IMG_3359.JPG 2010-03-28
Dinner with Lucy & Joaquin
Dinner with Lucy & Joaquin
Quito, Ecuador IMG_0689.jpg 2010-03-28
Rainbow around the shadow of the plane to end a wonderful trip!
Rainbow around the shadow of the plane to end a wonderful trip!
Flight Atlanta-Chicago IMG_4104.jpg 2010-03-29

MINI-VIDEOS


Snorkeling
Dolphins, sea horses, penguins, sea turtles, sea lions & snorkeling in the rain

Highlights Only!
8 days in 7 minutes...

Sharks, boobies, frigates & lunch

Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island

Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

Giovanni... The Mentalist!

Tortoises!
Charles Darwin Research Station

Panga departure

Nazca boobies
Espanola Island

AL-BA-TROSS!
The first waved albatross has returned to Espanola Island!

Blue-footed booby breakfast
Flock of BFB in Black Turtle Cove

Hummingbirds at Bellavista Lodge

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