Category Archives: Galapagos, Ecuador

Photos of Galapagos

The photos of our trip to Quito and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador are now loaded into the blog. To view photos, hover over “Photos”, in the main menu bar, until the drop down menu appears. Click on “Galapagos, Ecuador 2015” in … Continue reading

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Impressions of Ecuador

Impressions of Ecuador Ecuador is not third world. Not exactly sure how this rating system is applied but I would have to guesstimate Ecuador would rate as second world. The infrastructure condition and the amount of available amenities are not … Continue reading

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High Altitude in Quito, Ecuador

Quito’s elevation is 2,850 m (9,350 ft) so I was preparing for some mild altitude sickness as I had experienced it when we were in Lhasa, Tibet (3,650 m or 11,860 ft). As we were standing in the Immigration line-up, we … Continue reading

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After Thoughts

Biodegradable Soap/Shampoo Bar In the Galapagos, it is requested that biodegradable soap, shampoo and conditioner are used. Even though the dive live-aboard boat supplied these, I wanted to take some with us for our land portion. We had carried a Tea … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz, Galapagos

We have had a good time in the Galapagos. The big thing here is the animals and we have managed to see most of what we came to see. The biggest and most unlikely, we did not, the whale shark, … Continue reading

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Chill Days in the Galapagos

These last two day have been chill days. Yesterday, we checked out tour agents to see if we could dive a site called Kicker Rock near San Cristabal Island. No go. The few dive boats that were going out were … Continue reading

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San Cristobal, Galapagos

We wake up moored in the harbour at San Cristobal, our starting point a week ago. We disembark and say our goodbyes to the divers flying out today. There is a small group staying on the island. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, … Continue reading

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Diving Dumb Rock

Last dive today and it was a good one. The site was Dumb Rock near Pinzon Island. The water was the clearest it has been anywhere, not cold as it could be and not a big current. The goals were … Continue reading

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Galapagos Wildlife

NB.  Again we have posted two posts in a single day so have a look below. Going to the Galapagos is like going on safari in Tanzania. We try not to set any expectations about what we are going to … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Challenges in the Galapagos

Scuba diving in the Galapagos is hard work. Every dive has its challenges, from surge to current to deep dives. Surge is when the water moves first one way and then the other. Sort of like rocking. We watch the … Continue reading

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