Stories from the Galapagos

The Galapagos travelers pose on the bow of the schooner.

The Galapagos travelers pose on the bow of the schooner.

Dear Friends:

It’s been over a month since I returned from the Galapagos Islands, and I am still  having fun with photographs, videos and memories of this incredible and amazing trip.   We had excellent company, a magnificent yacht & crew, and the natural world at our feet, pristine and engaging as very few places on earth still are.  Where else an you swim and play with turtles and sea lions in warm clear waters? Or watch magnificent sunsets and sunrises with a drink on hand, sharing stories of penguins and pelicans?  We took walks along sandy beaches festooned with nesting frigate birds in full mating colors, or along trails where courting blue footed boobies were dancing, one foot at a time in the air;  Or watched the arrival of the first dozen albatrosses, coming in for landing after a year at sea, wobbly and awkward, but eager to nest.  We celebrated our midway point at Cape Berkeley on the west coast of Isabella Island, right on the equator, with the GPS stuck at 00:00:00 – a remarkable set of numbers for a memorable cocktail hour.

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