|Some photos of the last 2 days at Academy Bay in the Galapagos Islands|
Water taxi jetty - the transport to and from the boat.
Fuelling up with Diesel - Gerry cans from water taxi onto the boat, syphoned into the fuel tanks then returned to shore via water taxi. Fairly labour intensive.
Attractive local just lying around
And another. This land Iguana was at the Charles Darwin Research Centre
Tortoises are bred at the Charles Darwin Centre. Many different varieties from different islands within the Galapagos Island group.
These guys are enormous. I'm kneeling behind him, not on him. We visited a private reserve where several tortoises live.
They graze on the grass contentedly
Crabs are easy to see on the rocks. They are everywhere.
We picked and ate passionfruit, guava and this fruit, which is also guava. It was similar to the pink guava but white with a sweeter flavour - Yum
Collecting grapefruit, which had we known was going taste as good as it did, we would have picked more.
The ceiling got a bit low at one point, so crawling in the mud was necessary. A bit dirty but fun.
There is no large dock for ships so goods are barged to and from the shore to the ships - even this bus!
One of our resident puffer fish followed this small marine Iguana as it swam past the boat.
Enjoying local food in the restaurant area in Academy Bay. The street is closed off at night and the tables and chairs are brought out into the street. The food was good and cheap. We had a couple of meals here.
A tortoise quad bike - what the …?