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Apr 3, 2018 - April 3, 2018 – Bartolome and Santiago Islands, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

April 3, 2018 – Bartolome and Santiago Islands, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Today is Patsy’s birthday. Happy Birthday. Some of the crew have wished her a happy birthday, and she accused me of telling, but I didn’t. I figure that they see the documents which we filled out and so they know about birthdays and age. This morning’s excursion was up 372 steps to the top of a hill from where you could get gorgeous views of the surrounding islands and Pinnacle Rock. My knee told me not to try it, and Patsy’s hip told her not to, so we planned to...

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May 16, 2014 - Galapagos Islands (Mosquera Islet and Bartolome)

Friday 16th May 2014 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (Mosquera Islet and Bartolome) We arrived in position to travel to Mosquera Islet just near Baltra at about 2:00am. This morning after breakfast we headed out on the zodiacs to the islet. It was very difficult landing on the rocks near the beach as the tide was so low. After listening to a talk by the guide about sharks, we walked along the beach taking photos of sea lions and interacting with them. We also saw crabs and small lizards and many birds. After our walk, we came back to the zodiac....

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Mar 14, 2014 - Galapagos Day 6 Bartolome

In the morning we went to the beach on Santa Cruz island where there are many turtle nests. You could see the tracks of the female having gone to and from the sea to make the nest and the tracks of the hatchlings leaving the nests as well as the tracks of predictors...feral pigs, feral cats and hermit crabs. The nests have been marked by researchers for fire ant invasion...yellow was fire ants were there, red was a total invasion of a group of nests. At this time there is no way to irradicate them. Here we also saw 4 Greater Flamingos...

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The 7th Continent

Mar 2, 2011 - Things old, new, borrowed and blue

Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island, 25 Feb 2011 – 2100 in Galapagos Today was very different to our previous days around the Galapagos. For once, the wildlife was not the main attraction although, as you will see, there was wildlife in abundance. However, today was mainly about the islands themselves. Although Rabida was the most westernmost point of our cruise, Santiago is the most westerly of the islands that we landed upon. It is a large island to the North of Rabida and Sullivan Bay is on its East coast. Bartolome Islet is found within the...

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Nov 11, 2010 - Adventures Continue

Tom: After another lecture last night by out onboard UC Berkeley Professor, the wakeup call at 6 AM came fairly quickly. It announced the imminent departure of the Zodiak fleet for a dry landing at Bartolome Island, next to which we’d spent the night at anchor. Those of us with knees in good shape (your humble correspondent not included) did a pre-breakfast hike to the top of the steep rock just on shore. Not a long distance, but a 45 degree angle with 343 steps up (and the same number back down). It’s hardly a surprise that the shore party...

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Jun 4, 2010 - Bartolome Is.

See Pics About Bartolome Is. Wiki Site Sea Life Seen:) Gold sand beach *All Critters marked like this indicates first time observed! Gala penguin, GBH, razor surgeonfish*, wht tip shark, lava cactus*, bluestriped chub*, longfin halfbeak*, braybar grunt, giant damselfish, Gala ringtail damselfish*, spotted cabrilla, Gala cabrilla, bluechin parrotfish*, bicolor parrotfish*, azure parrotfish*, sunset wrasse*, Mex hogfish, fang blenny*, Pac leopard flounder*, giant hawkfish, bullseye puffer*, Gala puffer*, spotfin burrfish, reef...

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South America Plus

Mar 3, 2010 - BARTOLOME ISLAND

This morning we went and walked around Bartolome Island. There were over 360 steps to get to the top of the view point, but the view was worth it. At the end of the island is Pinnacle Rock, that is gradually being eroded by the sea. It is like walking on the moon on this island. We were greeted by two seal lions who were on the steps as we arrived. After we had a panga ride around the waters to look for penguins and seals. Unfortunately we did not see any penguins. In fact so far I have not seen any penguins! Once we had finished our ride...

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June's Sabbatical

Dec 9, 2009 - Ecuador: Islas Galapagos

WOW! Our long-awaited cruise in the Galapagos Islands was everything we had hoped and more. We had been reading about Charles Darwin--as this year is the 200th anniversary of his birth. We have been learning a bit about 'natural selection' Jason even having read THE ENTIRE "Origin of Species" and "Voyage of the Beagle", and I read parts. We cruised with doctors and more doctors on 2-3 week vacation trips from Australia, bankers from France and Germany--for the most part they were the people with money but no time--although all were fun and...

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Apr 11, 2008 - Galapagos 3

Friday April 11th – left at 8am and went looking for Penguins. Which we found having some early morning sex! We landed at Sullivan Bay, on Santiago Island, and walked up and over the most recent lava flow which dated back to 1907. As we walked we were looking for what were called pioneer plants, or the first growth on the Island’s volcanic rock. Our walk ended back at Sullivan Bay for an hours snorkeling before returning to the boat for an early lunch and post lunch snooze. We then went back to Bartolome to look for turtles but only found...

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