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Apr 1, 2019 - Les Tuneles

We were picked up from our hotel, Gran Tortuga, before 7.30a and taken to the office to be fitted for flippers. We all had our snorkels and masks. From here we were bussed to the ferry dock to board the Caipricorna. There were 10 of us from Israel, Ecuador, the USA, and of course Canada. As we threaded our way of the harbor Galapagos penguins were spotted. Once out of the harbor the young Captain opened up the engine...and we were first to the ancient lava flows. These are les tuneles..a series of open lava tubes stretching for 4 miles up...

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Mar 31, 2019 - Villamil

This small town of 3000 people is laid back. People are friendly and helpful. Streets are mostly sand. Restaurants are on every street, often 3 at a time. There is a large plaza with rock walkways, astroturf, a children's playground. A huge statue stands in the middle. On one side the church stands. It is fashioned out of white stucco to look like a sand dune or maybe ocean waves. At night it is lit up. On the other 3 sides are restaurants and stores. Most streets lead to the sandy beaches. Today we rented bikes and spent the morning...

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Mar 30, 2019 - Lagoons, Tortoises and Flamingos

This a.m. we went to the Turtle Refuge. We went first through the interpretive center and then to see the turtles in their various stages of life. Here there are 5 different kinds of turtles...some with very flat carapaces and others with highly rounded carapaces. Some are more oval and long while others are shorter. Learning that they can eat tne deadly manzanillo apples was interesting. We were not allowed close to the newborn pens. From here we took the path along the lagoons through manzanillo trees, a type of prickly pear cactis and...

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Mar 29, 2019 - Isla Santa Isabel

We had a smooth flight from San Cristobal to Santa Isabella. We find this island has less infrastructure even though it is bigger. Few roads are paved. There is no ATM. Things seem more expensive here. There are lots of seals and marine lizards. The marine lizards are smaller than I thought they were. The biggest we have seen is approximately 3 feet including the tail. They stand 6 to 8 inches high....and ignore people. They scale the walkway through the mangroves to sun themselves. They also cross the beach to go to a freshwater lagoon....

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