We had a 5:15 am wake up call (which translates to 3:15am time in CA, ugh) to try to see some Sea turtles laying their eggs, we missed one but saw the tracks back into the sea. But we did get lucky and saw a turtle laying her eggs and trying to cover them up, poor girl didn’t go back far enough and so all her efforts are for naught 😦


Caught a brilliant sunrise too, 5:15 wake up call wasn’t so bad…

Climbed the hill on Bartolomé, gorgeous views are all around,


The sea lions just are not impressed by us 😉 and on Galápagos you have to generally let the animals do as they want, wouldn’t want to instill fear in them

One bad thing,I was literally eaten alive by Mosquitos and they continue to jump over everyone else to bite me 😦 I lost track at 20+ bites 😦 .

What purpose in the Circle of Life can Mosquitos possibly contribute!!

We had two snorkeling sessions and after I got over my fear of putting my head under water, it was good fun, beautifully colored fish, a million starfish of differing colors, various types of seascape.

To end the day, we had a dry landing (no one gets wet) in Sullivan’s Bay lava fields, the last eruption was 1897, very surreal looking, Buzz Aldrin called in moon landscape when he visited, so I’m going to have to agree with him, since he’s actually seen the moons surface.




The Galápagos Islands didn’t break off from one of continents, they all formed as a result of volcanic activity and plate shifts. It’s one of the reasons they are so unique.
The diversity of the islands is pretty amazing and overall gorgeous!