Travel Blogs from Espanola, Ecuador

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Shari is Sick & Chloe's Birthday, Espanola Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Shari is Sick & Chloe's Birthday

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... .  She decides to take immodium in the morning and something to stop the nausea. We arrive at Punta Suarez on Espanola Island.  The weather is sunny and extremely hot.  The flat rocky island was bursting with life as we arrive: ...

Blowholes and Birds and Birthdays, Espanola Island, Ecuador travel blog

Blowholes and Birds and Birthdays

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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     With the new kids in tow we headed off for their first 6 am hike on Espanola Island - the only completely flat island.  We had a very long - three hour - hike, around Punta Suarez.   It was beautiful but oh so ...

The Land That Time Forgot Part 3, Isla Espanola, The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

The Land That Time Forgot Part 3

A travel blog entry by hodge

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This island was the best of trip. What amazing about the Galapagos is that the wildlife is not afraid of humans, not even the marine life. The morning we did a long hike spotting marine iguanas, sea lions, hawks, albatross, boobies. The albatross ...

Albatross, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Albatross

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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I'm getting used to these rough oceans. Our overnight journey to Española was rough, just like the rest of them, but I survived without sea sickness pills. I'm trying to train my body so that I don't need the pills for when I sail to Antarctica next ...

Galapagos Day 3 - Espanola (Hood) Island, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Day 3 - Espanola (Hood) Island

A travel blog entry by cookcorn

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Day 3: Espanola (Hood) We arrived here at about 3:30 am after a long night of pitch and roll and yet more wakefulness. Even the experienced Antarctic people aboard commented on the roughness. Anyway no one was ill and Jack slept though the whole ...

Day 1 aboard the Anahi, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Day 1 aboard the Anahi

A travel blog entry by cgavin

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Our first day of exploring the uninhabited islands of the Galapagos did not disappoint. Beautiful views of rugged cliffs overlooking the ocean were amazing. The lack of fear in the animals is a new experience for us. We hiked along the nesting area of ...

Espanola (Hood) Island - Gardner Bay & Punta Suare, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Espanola (Hood) Island - Gardner Bay & Punta Suare

A travel blog entry by mikemel

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Galapagos - Española Island, Española Island, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos - Española Island

A travel blog entry by risint

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Espanola was one of the most magical of all the islands. It is a place where the animals reign supreme and we humans are merely guests. As your dingy brings you to shore you will see sea lion pups sunbathing with marine iguanas and blue footed boobies ...

Sea Lions, Albatross Courting, Dolphins, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Sea Lions, Albatross Courting, Dolphins

A travel blog entry by missiaaron

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... - a great grand finale. In the morning we went snorkeling for about an hour next to the steep volcanic walls of Espanola. Our snorkel excursion was filled with barnacles, sea urchins, anemones, fish, and a few scorpion fish (these fish are masterfully ...

The Spanish Hood, Española Island, Ecuador travel blog

The Spanish Hood

A travel blog entry by rush

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A 6 hour night cruise saw our arrival to Española (Hood) Islands´ Puenta Suarez bay. The southernmost island in the Archipelago is one of the oldest so left with very few obvious volcanic features. The unmistakable stench of sea lion hit me before ...

Galapagos - Day 3, Española, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos - Day 3

A travel blog entry by sineadstapleton

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Last night we cruised overnight to Espanñola and went on shore in the morning for a walk to see another very different landscape.  We were met by sealions and sally lightfooted crabs and then saw the colony of nesting blue-footed boobies (my ...

Espanola, Espanola, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Espanola

A travel blog entry by chiara_ceci

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Oggi esploriamo punta Suarez e facciamo un giro per l'isola che tra tutte sarà la mia preferita (superata forse poi solo da Isabela). Qui incontriamo molti animali e vediamo l'albatros che nidifica solo qui! Che spettacolo vederlo volare! Dopo pranzo ci ...

Española: Punta Suárez - Playa Gardner, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Española: Punta Suárez - Playa Gardner

A travel blog entry by crismanila77

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Overnight, we cruised towards the next island -- Espanola.  After breakfast, we hiked along Punta Suarez to take a glimpse of the waved albatross. We saw a couple of baby ones still developing their wings, and a couple flying in the sky. At the end ...

Day 146: January 8, 2008 Isla Española, Isla Española, Ecuador travel blog

Day 146: January 8, 2008 Isla Española

A travel blog entry by magellanic

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Day 146: January 8, 2008 Isla Española I slept like a rock and awoke for our 7:00 AM breakfast completely refreshed. The crossing was apparently rocking a lot but no one complained of any seasickness. We ate a good breakfast and prepared for a wet ...

Isla Espanola, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Isla Espanola

A travel blog entry by nancyboscostlow

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During the night we had traveled to Isla Espanola.  We started the day with 5:30 wake-up, 6 breakfast and 6:30 zodiacs to Punta Suarez.  We shared the bay with a small boat as well as a cruise ship carrying 110 passengers.  We beat the ...

Galapagos Islands, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Islands

A travel blog entry by alibongo

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Galapagos Day 6 - Snorkeling with Sea Turtles!, Espanola Island, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Day 6 - Snorkeling with Sea Turtles!

A travel blog entry by sianandjim

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... so you had to get within a foot or so to see him clearly. Very exciting. In the afternoon we visited Punta Suarez on Espanola. It turns out that this is what a lot of our fellow passengers had been looking forward to most on our trip because of the ...

Gardner Bay: Sea Lions everywhere, Isla Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Gardner Bay: Sea Lions everywhere

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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... of the archipelago, in fact. This explains the low altitude, due to erosion. Give it a few more million years, and Espanola will be underwater, and closer to the continent. East of the archipelago are the previous islands, forming an underwater range. ...

Punta Suarez, Isla Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Punta Suarez

A travel blog entry by peacefrog

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... . 4 years after taking off for the first time, they come back. They form couples for life, meeting up every 4 years on Espanola to breed. There is a complicated dance ritual that takes place between the partners, their way of electing each other and then ...

Albatross, fresh albatross!, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Albatross, fresh albatross!

A travel blog entry by jenandtony

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Espanola Island has a number of unique wildlife opportunities. One that we were unable to see was the repopulated land tortoise area, following the successful reintroduction after nearly being wiped out by the 1970s. This area is out of bounds to ...

Espanola Island, Galapagos, Espanola Island, Ecuador travel blog

Espanola Island, Galapagos

A travel blog entry by lance_fan

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... Gordon rock. Galapagos sea lions and huge numbers of tropical fish, with great visibility. Then onto the beach on Espanola island. Perfect white sand, turquoise waters, lots of sea lions and marine iguanas, an incredibly beautiful spot. Last ...

Espanola, Espanola island, Ecuador travel blog

Espanola

A travel blog entry by elainevickers

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A fabulous day. We were on the island early, greeted by hundreds of brightly coloured crabs. During the morning we did a circular walk of the morning and saw thousands of marine iguanas, smaller and redder than the ones on San Cristobal. We also saw our ...

'Ello Fish Breath, Espanola Island Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

'Ello Fish Breath

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... like posh sparrows with beady blue eyes, an adult Galapagos hawk that was waiting to feed on the marine iguana hatchlings, an Espanola mocking bird and a few of those pesky noisy swallow tail gulls.  We even managed to spot a couple of blue footed ...

Im Süden, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Im Süden

A travel blog entry by mir2

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Kurzbeschrieb Espanola gemäss Reiseführer Flaches, spärlich bewachsenes Lavaplateau; „Blasloch" nahe der südlichen Steilküste; Galápagos-Seelöwen und neugierige Hood-Spottdrosseln; bunte Meerechsen, Galápagos-Bussarde und grosse Lavaechsen; ...

Amazing island!, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Amazing island!

A travel blog entry by intheworld

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... marine iguanas and on the rocks huge red crabs. Afternoon program was a 3.5 hour expedition to Punta Suarez. This part of Espanola is packed with wildlife. Once we arrived we already saw sea lions and marine iguanas, galapagos doves and mocking birds ...

Graceful Sea Lions underwater, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Graceful Sea Lions underwater

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Snorkelling was wonderful in the transparent warm aqua blue waters. Sea lions swimming and sea turtles popping their heads up out of the water for a breather completed the animal life witnessed. Forgot about the wee birds which the sea lions did not ...

Sea lions as sunbathing companions, Espanola Island, Ecuador travel blog

Sea lions as sunbathing companions

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Gardener Bay is a long white coral beach - mineral sandy beach are hot, not coral sand beach and the waters near the shore so turquoise in colour. Here the wet sea lions were best photographed against the white sandy beach. Some were covered in sand ...

Espanyola, Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Espanyola

A travel blog entry by gordym

... meat and cheese! This could undo a lot of the good work all that walking in the mountains did for me! Went ashore in Espanola at 9. Loads of Sea Lions sunbathing on the beach where we were landing, but they just take humans in their stride. Barely ...

Galapagos albatross, Isla Espanola, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos albatross

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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The 6 hour relocate journey to Espandla Is (Hood Is) was a rock and roll journey again. Just rocking side to side that is. Glad that I am up on the upper deck. Punta Suarez was where we anchored with 6 other vessels. One had 100 people on board. At 7.45 ...

One of the best days ..., Espanola , Ecuador travel blog

One of the best days ...

A travel blog entry by betsyg

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It was a long sailing over night to get to Espanola - this is one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos at around 4-5 million years old ..  This is the only place in the Galapagos where you can see the Waved Albatross - they are amazing birds. ...

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