Five Things to Do in ECUADOR

Countryside picture taken from the bus. Cow in a green hilly field Ecuador

Ecuador has much to offer.  We used up almost our entire three-month visa before moving on to Peru.  Still, it seems that we only touched the surface of what this beautiful country has to offer.  Granted, we did spend much of our time in Quito at the Dunamis Foundation, but we still have a few … Read more

Day-Tripping in Galapagos

Galapagos Iguanas and Sharks

On the eighth and final day of our Floreana cruise, we looped around the island called Daphne Major, twice.  What a treat.  Not really.  It’s a tiny island named after a British naval vessel, that is inhabited by many species of birds including the Darwin Finch, Frigatebirds, and Nazca Boobies.  Clearly, this was a filler … Read more

Aww-Dorable Sea Lions and Sharks in Galapagos

Galapagos Seal Lions

When someone yells, Shark! while swimming, normally people get out of the water.  So I had to laugh at the irony when, while snorkeling, I saw a Galapagos shark under our yacht, pulled my head out of the water and yelled, Shark! so that my other shipmates could swim over and see it. Almost every day … Read more

Look for the Boobies! The Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Sunset

Years ago, watching a documentary on the Galapagos Islands, I was enamored with the idea of an isolated place with species of animals found nowhere else in the world.  At the time it was a distant place in another world, an unattainable paradise. When Trin and I walked off the plane onto Baltra island I … Read more

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