What you see is the first island of the Galapagos Islands,
San Cristobel. We are anchored in Wreck Bay and they have a special greeting
committee to meet and
greet yachts arriving in Galapagos.
They meet and greet yachties from their own yachts, the
fishing boats, this crew look like they had a very hard night, the dock and
even the restaurants.
The guy on the end is saying “Are you looking at
This wee fellow was just hanging around wanting to say
hello, he certainly was not nervous around all of the people disembarking off
the water taxi. His mommy sunbathes on the steps.
These fellows like to hang out at the local restaurant on
the waterfront. Always one in the group who likes to wave to the camera!
We are partially official, immigration comes tomorrow to
finish off our entrance into Equador, Bolivar the gentleman we are using to
obtain our three island passport does not speak any English so it is difficult
to know just what you are signing, and what the heck the forms mean. We
received a recommend to fumigate form, apparently when we visit the other two
islands we need to show our fumigation report. The Agriculture Inspector asked
if we had any fruits or plants on board, which of course we did – the
agriculture inspector told me to hide the plant when I go to Santa Cruz and was
not concerned about the fruits in the fridge. She did have the the Port
Captain take her photo in the saloon and cockpit, I would imagine to prove she
did inspect our boat, yes the word inspect has been used a lot in this message.
This is what we have to say about all this paperwork…
The Sea Misters in Galapagos