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Apr 8, 2018 - South Plaza on east Santa Cruz Island

Today, we went ashore at the pier of Bellavista to see sea lions, and walked the trail past land iguanas who eat the fruits of the pear cacti trees! This island has the largest population of land iguanas in the Galapagos, so I was anxious about finding them all over and having a problem stepping around them. Andres told us that the drought is bringing hard times and the cacti they eat are suffering. People are planting young trees hoping to bring them back so the iguanas have enough food. I also read that here there are hybrid iguanas where...

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Jun 13, 2013 - Day 1 Mindo Cloud Forest

ECUADOR! I didn't know how to spell it correctly, let alone exactly where it was in the world; but the name evoked adventure and excitement when asked by our friends Annette and Brian if we wanted to go there for a trip. This small country is located on the western side of South America. The capital is called Quito and is nestled in a long, narrow valley in the Andes on the slopes of Volcano Pichincha to the west. Quito enjoys a spectacular natural setting. It is the highest capital in the world at 9,350 feet! Needless to say, it took a...

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