Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Fernandina Island, Ecuador
Feb 25, 2017 - Fernandina and Isabela
Early start today. We had a dry landing on Fernandina. This is the newest of the major islands. These islands are all shield volcanoes, like rounded hills. This island has a LOT of marine iguanas. We landed on a stone pier near some mangroves shortly after dawn. Marine iguanas were waking and walking down to the water. We followed a trail through the mangroves and around a sandy area where they have been laying eggs. The lava is slippery where wet, but has excellent traction when dry. The tide is about 5 feet. We walked around and...Jump to full entry
Dec 27, 2014 - Galap 2 - Isabela and Fernandina islands
We were a rag tag crew that stumbled down to breakfast the next morning after a rock and roll night travelling from Mosquera to Isabella Island. The transition had been rougher than any of us imagined possible; anti-nausea patches had been applied and Gravol taken in anticipation of more rough water. Our first outing was exploring the coastline of Isabella from pangas, becoming familiar with the other creatures of the Galapagos. In the bird line-up, we were introduced to the comical blue-footed boobies (BFBs) which are large brown and white...Jump to full entry
Nov 9, 2010 - More fascinating experiences...
Tom: Overnight we made what apparently will be our longest run, crossing into the northern hemisphere about three in the morning, rounding the top of Isabella Island, and heading south again on the other side. It was again a 6:00 AM event -- this time to be on the watch for whales and dolphins just after daybreak. And they both were seen. Shortly after we crossed the equator again back into the southern hemisphere. But this time it was daylight; and this time there was much fanfare to commemorate the occasion (see pix). The days first...Jump to full entry