Galapagy pro chude/Galapagos for the poor


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November 20th 2010
Published: November 23rd 2010
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Tak jak bylo naplanovano, tak se taky stalo - v 7.15 nas u hostelu vyzvedlo auto a namirili jsme si to do Paracasu. Jde o pristav asi pul hodky od Pisca a vychozi bod pro vylety do narodni rezervace a predevsim pak na nedaleke Islas Ballestas, ostrovy s neuveritelne velkou a rozmanitou faunou srovnatelnou jen se znamejsimi /a mnohem drazsimi/ Galapagami patrici Ekvadoru - odtud prezdivka Galapagy pro chude. Krome fauny jsou zname kvuli stale probihajicimu sberu guana, no to je hnojivo urcene hlavne pro americky a japonsky trh a jsou to ptaci vykaly - a kali se tu hodne...Jedno z varovani bylo vzit si klobouk nebo neco, protoze zasahy guanem jsou tady na dennim poradku, ale my to riskli /a risk se vyplatil/. Nalodili jsme se na lod, asi 30 turistu a vyrazili nejdrive k tzv . Candelabre/trojzubec/ coz je obrazec obrovskych rozmeru vyryty do zeme, pripominajici vice proslule obrazce v Nazce. Pak nas cekal hlavni chod - samotne, neprilis velke ostrovy a zaplava ptaku-pelikani, kormorani, tucnaci atd. pak tuleni valejici se na skalach a my fotili a filmovali jako o zivot. Nejsou to Galapagy, ale kazdy den nejste 5 metru od tulenich mladat...oni si jen tak lezi, vyhrivaji na slunci a nejak jim nevadi, ze jste kousek od nich na lodce. Proste paradni zazitek a pro me zatim asi nejsilnejsi. Vecer jsme si dali veceri co jsme si ukuchtyli sami, zahrali si kulecnik a meli se fajn.

As planned, at 7.15 we were picked up in font of our hostal and headed to Paracas. Its a small port 30 minutes out of Pisco and central hub for the trips to National Park and more importantly to Ballestas Islands, with incredibly rich fauna comparable only to more famous /and much more expensive/ Galapagos belonging to Ecuador- thats why its nickname ´´poor mans Galapagos´¨. Regardless fauna they are well-known cos of the collection of guano, its plant feed mostly exported to USA and Japan and its just birds droppings - and they do drop a lot here...Also it was 1 of the first warnings, take a hat or something, but we risked it and did a right thing. We embarked together with other 30 eager tourists and floated firstly to so called Candelabre/the weapon of Poseidon/ that is huge carved in rock symbol resembling the ones in Nazca. After that the main dish came - not massive islands full of birds-pelicans, boobies, penguins, cormorans, sea lions all just relaxing or suntanning and not caring much about the worldand crazy tourists not letting a sec without a click of the cameras. These are not Galapagos, but u r not 5metres from sea lions everyday...U can c what Galapagos are on a much greater scale. Just a perfect day on a perfect location and for me probably the best moment so far. In the eve we prepared ourselves a dinner, played a bit of pool and just relaxing.


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