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... the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. The city tour ends at a lookout point with a great view of Quito. Overnight Quito hotel.
Thursday, October 31: Arrive Galapagos - Baltra and Santa Cruz
AM: Morning departure for flight to Galapagos Islands.
Baltra is a military base where the airport is located. Here all passengers must pay the Galapagos Entrance Fee ($100 USD per person) upon their arrival in Galapagos. Guides and transport ...
Brett came to pick us up in our rental car (only in the Yukon will a car rental place just let a friend pick up your car for you and promise to return!). So sad to leave this little slice of Yukon heaven. Back to town to do some washing (thanks Brett and Eva for turning on your generator for our stinky clothes!), some emailing and a good long hot hot tub and shower. Took me 30 mins to get dreadlocks out of Ella's ...
... than 1,000 kilos, and
they aren't very pretty. They were reintroduced to YT also and have
thrived, but not on the grassy lake beds. They moved open forests,
Mule deer came into the area
by themselves. Their ears, which let out the heat in hot areas, are
adapting to the colder temps of YT.
Since this is the spring and babies are now ...
... Divide along the Alcan Highway. After crossing the Continental Divide in the Rockies at a pretty high elevation, this was pretty mild.
We entered Yukon Territory and a few miles later turned onto the Alcan Highway toward Whitehorse. Our guidebook told us to watch for Rock Messages along the roadway just after we made that turn. Apparently, a high school team started this ...
... us by now, so we reversed tentatively backwards. Now, normally, the bear would have skulked off into the undergrowth but not this time. It turned around and headed back across the road right behind the car and then had a quick look at us before heading up the rocky embankment on the other side of the road. Perfect for photos! Hjalmar jumped out of the car doing his best Indiana Jones impression and got some great snaps.
We drove on another few miles and ...