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Galápagos Islands – Bartolomé & South Plaza

Galápagos Islands – Bartolomé & South Plaza

Sunday June 7, 2009 We departed the catamaran particularly early for our trek to the top of Bartolomé. This small island’s scenic vistas are the…

Galápagos Islands – Isabela & Fernandina

Galápagos Islands – Isabela & Fernandina

Friday June 5, 2009 This morning we reached Moreno Point on Isabela Island, one of the westernmost islands. The western islands are the youngest, with…

Galápagos Islands – Santa Cruz

Galápagos Islands – Santa Cruz

Thursday June 4, 2009 Today began in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. This is the most populated town on Galápagos – about 12,000 people…

Galápagos Islands – Floreana

Galápagos Islands – Floreana

Wednesday June 3, 2009 This morning we took a short walk from a brown, sandy beach (Cormorant Point) to a flamingo lagoon on Floreana Island.…

Galápagos Islands – Espanola

Galápagos Islands – Espanola

Tuesday June 2, 2009 We hopped off the panga early this morning at Gardner Bay (Española Island). It was a beautiful, white-sand beach mottled with…

Galápagos Islands – San Cristobal

Galápagos Islands – San Cristobal

Monday June 1, 2009 Today we packed up and boarded our Aerogal flight to the Galápagos Islands! We arrived in San Cristóbal around noon. The…

Quito

Quito

Sunday May 31, 2009 Today we toured the historic area of Quito, and also headed 16 miles north to make a visit to the Equator.…

Cotopaxi National Park

Cotopaxi National Park

Saturday May 30, 2009 At 7am we departed Quito for a day of mountain biking at Cotopaxi National Park. Cotopaxi [19,347 feet] is one of…