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! Continue reading
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Galápagos seas are amazing once you look below the surface. Two Who Trek had opportunities to go snorkeling in the clear blue ocean. There are more starfish in the sea and we saw dozens of them. We saw majestic schools of fish, a few white-tipped sharks, sea turtles and rays. Joe even had a sea lion swim within two feet of him.
Ever watch a National Geographic or Discovery Channel special on the Galápagos Islands? Remember how they would show a school of fish from top to bottom of the screen swimming, say, to the right. Then suddenly the entire school turns to the left and flashes entirely different colors. We had always thought that such images were unique; difficult for camera crews to capture. Not so in real life. Every time we snorkeled, we saw similar displays of beauty from fish schools and each time it took our breath away (which isn’t necessarily good when you are under water). Continue reading
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Galápagos Islands (Archipiélago de Colón or Islas Galápagos)
Welcome to a world ranging from one and a half degrees north to a half degree south of the equator!
Galápagos means tortoise. The life throughout the archipelago is as uniquely precious as the giant reptiles for which they are named. We visited east, south and central islands on our five-day, four-night cruise. How do we share our diverse adventures in a sensible fashion? Tipping our paja de toquilla hats to scientists past and present, we will talk about specific zoological groups.
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