Male Tortoise Close-up

Tortoise Encounters

The lesson of the day was the difference between turtles and tortoises…it’s simple really, yet I had no idea…turtles live in water and tortoises live on land.  We got to see both giant tortoises and giant turtles.  I’ll post about the turtles later. So far we’ve visited three tortoises viewing locations.  A farm on Floreana, […]

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Sea Lion Encounters

One of the first things we learned from our Intrepid guide, when we arrived on San Cristobal, was the difference between Seals and Sea Lions.  He also promised punishment for anyone who called them Seals instead of Sea Lions.  🙂 After our transport from the airport and hotel check-in, we walked to get lunch.  Along […]

Getting Ready to Land in San Cristobal

Getting to the Galapagos

Our tour with Intrepid officially started yesterday with a city tour of Quito, Ecuador but today we stepped foot on our first island in the Galapagos…San Cristobal. The day started fairly early with a 5:00 am wake-up call so that we could be in the van ready to go to the airport by 6:00 am.  […]

View of Quito from La Basilica

Making Our Way to Ecuador

View of a portion of Quito, Ecuador from La Basiica. Yesterday goes down in the books as one of my longest travel days yet and will likely hold that spot until I head home from this trip.  We left my friend’s place in Seattle at 6:00 am Friday morning and arrived at our hotel in […]