Judy, Ed and Lisa Return to Galapagos - Summer 2015
This summer we were able to return once again to one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, the Galapagos Islands. As our friend Roz Cameron says, we now feel that they are our little lava rocks. We left on Sunday, July 12 and boarded Yacht La Pinta on Monday July 13. We had a number of adventures and fortuitous encounters along the way. We sailed for two weeks, to return to Guayaquil on July 27 and return home on July 28. Please take a look at a small selection of the thousands of pictures that we took.
source: Google Earth
Baltra Airport/Highlands of Santa Cruz Island) Monday: AM Baltra Airport / PM Highlands: Walk
Tuesday July 14 - SANTA CRUZ
Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island)/Sombrero Chino Islet
Wednesday July 15 - BARTOLOME / SANTIAGO
Bartolomé Island/Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
Darwin Bay/Prince Philip Steps (Genovesa Island)
AM Darwin Bay: Walk, snorkeling, kayaking, panga ride / PM Prince Phillip Steps: Walk, snorkeling, panga ride.
Friday July 17 – BALTRA
PM visit North Seymour, welcome cocktail, lecture.
Saturday July 18 - ISABELA / FERNANDINA
AM Urbina Bay: Walk / PM Tagus Cove: Walk, snorkeling, panga ride and glass bottom boat.
Monday July 20 - RABIDA / SANTA CRUZ
AM Charles Darwin Research Station: Walk / PM We had a wonderful time roaming with Roz Cameron.
AM Post Office Bay: Walk, snorkeling / PM Punta Cormorant & Champion Islet: Walk, snorkeling, kayaking.
Thursday July 23 - SANTA FE / SOUTH PLAZA
AM Puerto Baquerizo Moreno / PM Cerro Colorado Tortoise Centre Walks, visit the breeding centre of the highly-endangered giant tortoises.
AM Punta Pitt: Walk, snorkeling, panga ride / PM Cerro Brujo: Walk, panga ride and glass bottom boat.
AM Punta Suárez: Walk. / PM Gardner Bay: Walk, snorkeling, kayaking, glass- bottom boat.
AM We wandered around Santa Cruz ourselves, transfer out to the airport, Guayaquil and home.