Cruise Day 2 - Isla Sante Fe and South Plaza March 14th 2010 The boat started its engines at 3 am to make it's way from Puerto Ayora to Santa Fe for our first island landing. It seemed to take a while for them to get cranked up to a smooth rhythm, but they got it eventually. We awoke to our first real Galapogos island scene - a remote beach on an uninhabited island. Uninhabited by people, that is, as the beach was quite crowded with sea lions. It's breeding ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » Santa Fe Island The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
Jim and Naomi's big trip to the Galapagos Islands (via New York city).
The plan is we fly to New York, spend a day in the Big Apple, then we fly to Quito, Ecuador. We have two nights there (our only chance to see Quito up ion the Andes), then fly Thursday to Baltra, Galapagos. Two weeks there, including a 4-night boat cruise to some of the islands, the rest of the time island hopping under our own steam. Hope to sepnd a few days at Floreana and Isabella.
Then we fly back to NYC via Guayaquil, Ecuador's main economic city, near the coast. A week in NYC being a tourist (and visiting Naomi'... full info