The Galapagos Islands are
rich in birds, animals and reptiles and the sea teems with life. We
are about to set sail on our ocean crossing and Barry has recently been wearing
his engineer's hat repairing pumps, water makers, generator and deblocking
loos! He will take up his pen again to describe our Galapagos
experience in the many days ahead of us crossing the Pacific. We hope his
engineering skills will not be required for much of that time. So before
leaving a fast internet connection we are loading some photos to show the colour
of the islands and the writing will come later.
In search of giant
tortoises we found them, descended into a lava tube that run through the
islands, saw many birds and enjoyed the views. Our guide was a real
enthusiast and gave us a lot of information not only on the flora and fauna
but life on the islands.
And the birds! There
is one bird missing that I would have liked very much to photograph. This
is the blue footed Boobie. I finally saw and identified them and their
blue feet when taking the water taxi to shore. Since they tuck their feet
up when flying you have to be lucky to catch a glimpse but they are truly
blue. Their other spectacular feature is their formation flying along with
their dive bomb approach to fishing. I could watch them for
Down a lava tube and up to
the top of the island of Santa Cruz.
Last night celebrations
before the Pacific crossing and to celebrate a birthday.