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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Today a friend and I hiked to Barclay Lake. It’s one of my favorite hikes, but I was pretty disappointed by the amount of fog. I still got a few photos, but these fungi were my favorites.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you know I’m often chasing the sun…either as it rises or as it sets. Today I took the boys to Lake Tye. I know that the first photo isn’t “technically” good, but I still really like it. I like the cloudy old-time feel of it. I […]
I had the privilege of watching this momma and her babies swim up to and then get on the log. Soooo cute!
When I took the Alaska Marine Highway System (Alaska Ferry) to Alaska and back one of the things I got to do was a bridge tour. I got behind the scenes and met the folks “running the ship”. I first took the tour on my way to Alaska, but as some of you already know […]