Published: May 3rd 2009April 11th 2009
Whilst in Ecuador we took the opportunity to take a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Nothing prepared us for the amazing wildlife, both in terms of its diversity and proximity. Of the 13 islands that make up the archipelago we stayed on one of the largest islands Santa Cruz in Puerto Ayora from where we took day trips to the surrounding islands.
On our flight over to the Galapagos islands we got to sit upfront in the cockpit which was a surprise and all thanks to the lady who sold the tickets to us the day before. She had mentioned that her husband was a pilot which Sima had grasped but the rest was lost in translation!
We soon realised why the islands are the second biggest marine reserve in the World by the incredible marine life we saw while snorkelling. The significance of the islands was not lost on us as we encountered the many inhabitants up close in this unique environment. It was humbling to imagine how it must have been for Charles Darwin to observe all those years ago.
Our photos show some highlights of our trips and cover the islands of Santa Fe, Bartolome,
Seymour Norte and Santa Cruz. We were enchanted by the Galapagos and could not recommend it enough.
There are more photos below