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Feb 25, 2018 - Week 13 23/2 results

Week 13 23/2 target steps 910,000 Actual Achieved 923,636 Flights 24 40900km covered. Airtime 66 hours Cruises X 4 total Nautical Miles 1810 Coach trips not including days out 11 journeys 2367km Getting slightly tired now Alison must have packed and unpacked our bags at least 100 times each. We had hoped that as we neared the equator the temperature would increase and the weather improving. Actually and bizarrely the opposite has happened, it has been getting progressively wetter and colder and this was no exception as we landed in Bogota,...

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Feb 25, 2018 - Thursday Am Hammerhead Shark Snorkelling

Well after an amazing time on the beach within the caldera, Dave and I had booked to go snorkelling with a school of Hammerhead Sharks which apparently relax off the entrance to the caldera. Excited and slightly frightened we dropped over the sides of the zodiac. We were warned to just float with the tide, not to flap our arms about and try to keep calm. Unfortunately the skies were grey overhead and the strong undercurrents reduced our visibility to about 10m. Now remembering that the Sharks would be circling at this depth, and not being...

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Feb 25, 2018 - Thursday Pm last night on our Yatch La Pinta

As we boarded back onto our yacht for the very last time there was still one more treat in store, as we passed Isla Marcina, which was an extinct volcano in which the caldera had been flooded many years before. It held a species of Galapogas Flamingoes, who would have thought it, so some last photos before dinner. Following dinner there was a compilation of many videos and photos that had been taken throughout our trip. A wonderful moments of our times on board. These Galapogas Isles that we have travelled over the past 5 days are unique...

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Feb 25, 2018 - Thursday Pm Walking tour up Prince Philip Steps

After jumping off the zodiac at the rear of the ship headed to mid ships to jump on Zodiac to Prince Phillips steps and tour of Genovesa Island crater top. Had to climb up some rather steep steps to ascend to crater rim and from there take a walk down to the far side of the ocean. We were told we may be lucky enough to find the seagull that is nocturnal and the owl that hunts during the day, feeding on the Galapogas terns. On reaching the summit we were surrounded by an alien landscape of white low trees with boobies, frigates and...

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Feb 24, 2018 - Thursday 22 Darwins bay in Genovesa Island

Up again early for what is going to be our best day on the trip. It started after breakfast when we were in the middle of a an extinct caldera of a volcano which makes up Genovesa Island. We were very close to the cliffs that we inhabited by Red footed Boobies, Blue footed Boobies, Great and Magnificient Frigate Birds, as well as Nasca Boobie, Red eyed Seagull. We boarded the zodiac for a wet landing on this small beach area. We were greeted by a family of sealions and a pregnant female sealion. The trees and bushes that surround the island...

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Feb 24, 2018 - Wednesday Pm Sullivan's bay

After lunch we donned our wet suits again and this time it was for a wet landing and snorkelling along a steep cliff face where a precious lava flow had entered the sea some 120 years ago. The snorkelling was not the best as it had quite a lot of sand so visibility impaired. Alison came along but I don't think she was too impressed as she had seen a lot more in Maldives, but when in Galapogas you never know what might turn up. But apart from the now usual large marine fish in their thousands nothing exceptional happened except this was...

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Feb 24, 2018 - Wednesday 24 Am Bartolone Island

We steamed over night to reach Bartolome Island apparently one of the most photographed sites in Gallapogas as it had a massive pinnacle sticking out of the volcanic island into the sea. We disembarked early as now usual and had a dry landing onto the island and climbed the 365 steps to the summit. However on the way I was very discontented as we had 12 people in our party and two Swiss that could only understand Spanish. So everything had to be repeated twice, only problem is that the Spanish explanation always took 3 times as long as our...

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Feb 24, 2018 - Tuesday 24 Sombero Chino Islet

During lunch our yacht travelled onto Sombero Chino Islet known as the volcanic island is in the shape of a sampang hat. We headed onto a small cove for a wet landing, which means you have to go over the side and walk onto the beach through the sea. Clearly the sea and boat are moving and this will be a recipe for a disaster to be told later. Anyhow after having landed on the beach where a Galapogas sealion was sunbathing, we dried our feet and got ready for,a walk to the sealion breeding colony approx 500 metres along. At this time when we...

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Feb 24, 2018 - Tuesday 20th Am arrived at Eden Islet

Was woken from at 6:00 by Gladys Emmaneul saying hi de hi or Bruno's Dias and get up ready for breakfast and our first Zodiak experience around Eden Islet just of Santa Cruz Island. The Islet was home to Blue footed Booby. Boy, have I been waiting to see lots of boobies!!!! At 7:00 all togged up we headed out, the experience was similar to Ballestos Island back in Paracus, but we were much closer to these colourful birds. During the hour we also saw Nasca Bobbies, Giant and Magnificient Frigate birds, pelicans, and our first marine...

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Mar 15, 2014 - Day 6 Galapagos AMAZING South Plaza and North Seymour

We were greater by playful sea lions as we approach South Plaza Island. It is a small island only 2 sq km. Here we saw the large land iguanas. We were also fortunate to see a hybrid iguana. Hybrid results from the mating of a male marine iguana and a female land iguana. They are unable to reproduce and only I've a few years. We did see a couple of marine iguanas. There were many swallow tail gulls nesting here, we were lucky enough to see an egg and also a chick! The end of our walk we also got to see an owl! We could see many fish...

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The 7th Continent

Mar 10, 2014 - Galapagos Day 2 Leon Domido and Punta Pitt

No need for a wakeup call. The engines started at 5:30am waking us up. We were up on the top deck to see the beautiful sunrise! We circumnavigated Leon Dormido (sleeping lion) also called Kicker rock because from another direction it looks like a boot. This rock is composed of volcanic ash and has several cracks. There is actually a channel between 2 rocks that were at one time only one rock formation. Here there were many Frigate birds, also known as pirate birds as they steal food away from other birds, and Nasca Boodies. There were sea...

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The 7th Continent

Nov 6, 2013 - Galapagos

Galapagos Islands with Gadventures on G3 Daphne 30th Oct - 5th Nov 2013 CEO (Galapagos guide) Gustavo Tamayo If I say magnificently, outrageously, incredibly good you'll get the idea of how wonderful being in the Galapagos Islands is - especially for a biologist. We visit a new island or two every day, walk on land or a beach or across a lava landscape, snorkel once or twice a day in a variety of locations, see new animals and landscapes each day, some unique to only that island. 1. Isla Santa Cruz - landed at Baltra Airport on a small...

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