Trip Start Dec 29, 2012
97Trip End Aug 15, 2013
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Half-way across the second island we stopped at a "farm" and saw a bunch of land tortoises. Kinda cool I guess. They were wild and huge and old. Imagine some of them were around when Darwin fist made a visit to the Galapagos.
The Catamaran we were on, the Cormorant, was all right too I guess. If you like being waited on hand and foot and pampered and spoiled right from the start
Everyday we would have to go on at least two or three excursions to see wildlife in an unbelievable setting. Sometimes walking on Islands covered in Marine Iguanas and Sea Lions, sometimes going snorkelling with tropical fish, sharks, etc. Let's see, what animals did we see on those trips: Blue footed Boobies, Red footed Boobies, Nasca Boobies (told you there were lots of boobies), Cormorants, Penguins, Frigates, several different finches, Hawks, Owls, Marine Iguanas, Land Iguanas, Land tortoises, Marine Turtles, Sea Lions, Fur Seals, tonnes of Tropical fish, Golden Rays, Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Manta Rays, White Tip Reef Sharks, Hammer Head Sharks, The Galapagos Shark, Sea Horses, oh and an Octopus. So if seeing wildlife is your thing I guess the Galapagos is pretty good. Of course every time we came back to the ship or charming bartender Daniel would be waiting with a different type of fruit drink and a snack for us.
Life on the ship was pretty good too I guess
Ok...I hope you can sense my sarcasm. This part of our trip was something that we were all looking forward too. Our anticipation for the Galapagos was pretty high and were were expecting some pretty amazing things. These expectations were blown away. I will never forget snorkelling with two sea lion pups and "playing" with them for about 20 minutes. They would bonk me in the nose, swim under me and blow bubbles at me. It was incredible. Swimming with a couple HUGE Hammer Head sharks was pretty awesome too. Oh and then there was, having the whole family make the jump off the sun deck into the ocean below. Too many memories to share, you will have to wait for the slide shows in the following blogs. It's going to be hard to beat the Galapagos part of our trip.