Galapagos images

In reviewing our Galápagos posts, we found one thing we left out – the scenery.  There has been a taste of the natural beauty in the background of some photos in previous posts.  For our last post about our archipelago adventure, we’re sharing images of one of the truly amazing places in the world.  We only visited a handful of the 61 islands and were not able to see all the different terrains that Galápagos offers.  What we did see was fascinating and will stay with us throughout our lives.

The end of this story isn’t so much about ending a vacation within a vacation, but learning more about the creatures who share our planet. This experience was truly up close and personal and totally amazing!

Pinnacle Rock at sunset on Bartolome Island

Pinnacle Rock at sunset on Bartolome Island

Marine iguana on a islet near Floreana Island

Marine iguana on an islet near Floreana Island

Islands in the early morning sun

Islands in the early morning sun

Suárez Point on Española Island

Suárez Point on Española Island

Path across Floreana Island to sea turtle bay

Path across Floreana Island to sea turtle bay

The colorful plant life on the top of Española Island

The colorful plant life on the top of Española Island

Greenish sand beach at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island

Greenish sand beach at Cormorant Point on Floreana Island

Ships follow snorkelers around this cliff.

Ships follow snorkelers around this cliff

A blow hole in full eruption on Española Island

A blow-hole in full eruption on Española Island

Suárez Point on Española Island

Suárez Point on Española Island

San Cristobal harbor, with mists around the mountain

San Cristobal harbor, with mists around the mountain

Cormorant Point on Floreana Island

Cormorant Point on Floreana Island

Sullivan's Beach, Santiago Island

Sullivan’s Beach, Santiago Island

The Rookery at Suárez Point on Española Island

The Rookery at Suárez Point on Española Island

Cactus on an islet near Floreana Island

Cactus on an islet near Floreana Island

A last note —

We finished this review of our Galápagos Islands trip a year after we returned home.  As we reviewed the pictures again, we can’t help but feel a bit of elation remembering the high points, but with a touch of sadness that this adventure has ended.  Truly there is no other place on Earth like the Galápagos Islands, and the experience has touched us in ways no other adventure has.  We are grateful that we had this amazing opportunity and that we can share what we learned.

Life must go on, and it has for Two Who Trek.  The adventures just keep coming, and we will keep sharing!  More stories are on the way soon.

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