Galápagos cruise, day 4

Sunday 14th January Awoke about 6:30. Buffet breakfast at 7:00 included cereals, pancakes and fried eggs, toast and fruit. By 8:00 we had been transferred in the pangas to the shore for a walk up to see Darwin Lake initially before hiking further up to a viewpoint over the volcanic plain. Many dormant trees waiting…

Galápagos cruise, day 3

Saturday 13th January I wake about 4:30. It appears we have finished our navigation and we are in another bay. I drift in and out of sleep until Karen wakes. We rise about 6:50 in time for another delicious buffet breakfast. At 8:00 we board the pangas (zodiacs) and head off for our first activity.…

Galápagos cruise, day 2

Friday January 12th Woke up about 4:30 then drifted back in and out of slumber until about 5:55. We have a wonderful sunrise. There is even a yacht in the foreground of my photos. We have an early start at 6:00 because our allocated time at the Los Tintoreras area of the National Park is…

Our Galápagos Islands cruise begins

January 11th Woke up to take advantage of the views from our hotel room balcony. There in the harbour to our delight was our catamaran, the Archipell II. Hotel Espana didn’t have a dining room but had organised a deal with the Abra Cadabra cafe just down the street so off we went with our…

Our Galápagos adventure starts

The Galápagos islands had been on our list for a long time but they were mostly just distant islands in a dream we felt. However as time and circumstances change sometimes dreams become a reality. So it was for us. For the past year one of our sons, Lee, had been living in Colombia to…