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Jun 1, 2006 - Galápagos

Ayer regresamos de Galápagos! Un sitio realmente unico, especialmente si te gustan los animales. Fuimos en avion, 2 horas, esta a 1000 km de la costa! De alli nos embarcamos en un velero espectacular, gigante, 60 m de eslora, 3 mastiles, para 40 personas y solo eramos 13 ! El grupo era profesionalmente bastante heterogeneo, habia desde un bombero-paramedico hasta varios jubilados, ademas de un productor de TV. Todos los dias eran caminatas por las islas y snorkelling, y algunos paseos en kayak. Lo mas impresionante es como los animales...

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May 20, 2006 - Naturwunder Galapagos

Wie haben wir uns gefreut, als wir wirklich ein fuer uns tragbares Last-Minute-Angebot zu den Glapagos-Inseln bekamen! Zusammen mit 100 anderen Leuten teilten wir uns die MV Legend und fuhren fuenf Tage von einer Insel zur anderen. Zweimal am Tag gingen wir an Land und besichtigten Tiere oder wunderschoene Landschaften. Die Galapagos-Inseln sind seit 1959 als Nationalpark geschuetzt. Man findet hier deshalb vom Menschen noch kaum beruehrte Natur vor und kann die zutraulichen Tiere hautnah betrachten. Die Inseln sind noch relativ jung (6...

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Mar 28, 2006 - ECUADOR: Galapagos

Well as expected the Galapagos Islands were sensational, and an experience I will never forget. Recommended to anyone who loves wildlife and worth every penny. The best way to see the Galapagos is by boat as each island has something different to offer. The boat I chose, The Darwin had 16 passengers, 6 crew and a 68 year old tour guide, Caesar who was in good health thankfully!!! My trip focused on the Southern Islands which were beautiful. After Quito the gorgeous weather was welcomed, but soon forgotten as the wildlife captured full...

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May 8, 2005 - Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island

Well, we got up at 6am - VOLUNTARILY - for whale watching and were rewarded by seeing a mother and calf. Well, we saw the spouts and the mother's back as she dived. It was thought that they were probably Minky whales. It was nice to see them even from a distance. They were quite big. The morning trip was on a very barren island. As it's quite young the lava is very hard and infertile and the only thing that grows there is the lava cactus. However there was lots of life! First of all we saw big marine iguanas, some of them swimming in from...

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May 8, 2005 - Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island

This afternoon we had a panga ride - we were in Mario's group again. We were anchored actually inside a volcano crater that was submerged under the sea. First of all we went out into the open sea, looking for whales, but didn't see any. Then we cruised along inside the crated. It was interesting because there was one particular crater that was kind of cut in half so you could see a cross section and you could see how the lava would flow along and then woosh up into a spout (I think wooshing up is the correct scientific term). We saw lots of...

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Mar 11, 2005 - Galapagos

Ooohh, just look at the new map line, worth the trip and expense just for that I think (sorry, we are in danger of becoming obsessed by the symmetry of our map). Not sure if we can do the Galapagos justice in words, so we have put up lots of pictures instead. Enjoy. The highlight, which we could not capture due to the lack of a waterproof camera, was a snorkelling session which was invaded by twelve sea-lions who took great delight in hurtling past or under your body in a torpedo like fashion, and even had a nibble of your flippers. Return...

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