Chilled Iguanas, All-knowing Tortoises, Rascal Seals, and Rich Geriatric British Tourists

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August 19th 2007
Published: October 6th 2007
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On the moment the plane touched down on the strange new terrain with funky-looking cactuses everywhere, one British voice blurted out: “By golly! We’ve landed on the moon!” - and we knew this was not going to be no ordinary place. According to Darwin (who also developed his theory of evolution on the islands), because the islands were never connected with the mainland, any plants or animals... Read Full Entry

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They make it so easy hereThey make it so easy here
They make it so easy here

Even birds let you with-in a few feet, making photographing them too easy!
On your marks,..On your marks,..
On your marks,..

On a walk around the island you can sometimes spot these grandads just roaming around the highlands.
Smiling AgainSmiling Again
Smiling Again

After discovering anti-seasickness pills!
White Sandy BeachesWhite Sandy Beaches
White Sandy Beaches

Probably the whitest sand we´ve ever seen!
Bob´s got ´em eating out of his handBob´s got ´em eating out of his hand
Bob´s got ´em eating out of his hand

Our American friend and George Bush look-a-like, sound-a-like, and, unfortunately, supporter too. Pretty uniquely, he is spending the year studying Spanish in Ecuador and travelling South America with his 18 year old daugther!
Iguanas Overlooking White-Tip SharksIguanas Overlooking White-Tip Sharks
Iguanas Overlooking White-Tip Sharks

Every afternoon when the tide goes out the sharks that hang out at this warm fissure get trapped inside until the tide comes back in.
Our Japanese AmigosOur Japanese Amigos
Our Japanese Amigos

These 2 daring hairdressers have been travelling last 2 years all the way from Japan across Asia and Europe, through Africa, and now up through South America to North America, and they hardly speak English nevermind Spanish!

Liba learning how to make bracelets from Zora who in turn learnt from other travellers on busses in Bolivia.

6th October 2007

Looks amazing! I love seals! they all remind me of noodle...
14th October 2007

Tom your uglier than a turtle. How come ??? Didn't know you can scuba dive ? I would be scared to do that though
19th October 2007

the dutch people from the jungle track
Hi tom and liba how are you? We find your website imazing picture's nice!! We had a lot off fune in the Jungle were steven prepose! I was wondering if you have still the picture from The prepose with the ring and everything?? How is live now are you guys preparing the next journey? We hope to here from you take care and tom keep making those beautyfull pictures. Lots of love Steven & Myrthe Holland
1st May 2008

Love the underwater photos/videos - they're incredible! Really makes me regret not taking a underwater camara when I went.
2nd June 2008

Love your pics
I really enjoyed your blog and movies! Thank you for sharing a gem of a trip!! I'll be going Thanksgiving 2008 to Galapagos and am truly excited. One thing I want to do is learn how to dive, it looks like a lot of fun and life underwater is so incredible and peaceful.

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