Photos from Isabela - the town

Mike and Liz Downing
Sat 31 Jul 2010 08:08
The only village on Isabela is Puerto Villamil. It's a very quiet place with a few streets. The pavements are built up with flag stones of a sort, but the roads are just compressed sand. When they get too rutted a JCB-like contraption goes along with a leveling device on it and bingo, they have a new road again. The lampposts were also quite interesting. There is a hotel and a few of what we would call guest houses, but nothing big and it's all low key, and not at all expensive. There were 2 or 3 grocery stores, which everyone rushes to after the supply ship comes in. 
One of the streets at rush hour!
All the lampposts are like this one. The hotel is behind.
Although you may not believe it looking at these pictures, people do actually live here and they
do have a few cars and pick-ups.
The long and dusty road back to the small harbour and anchorage. It's a 15-20 minute walk and
not something to rush in the heat of the day on the Equator.