I have been gone for the last two weeks because Cat and I went to the Galapagos Islands.
This was easily the most amazing trip I have ever gone on. We’ve been saving and planning for this trip for a long time, so there was a lot of pressure on it to deliver and it did. Easily.
This post is not going to be a long list of events and I am only posting the one picture for now. But I wanted to talk briefly about the trip.
Firstly, the weather was amazing. When we landed it was very gray and rainy and it rained a lot on our final full day in the Islands) - but everything in between was as perfect as you could imagine.
While there I snorkeled with sharks (reef tail and hammerhead), sea lions, and about 40 penguins - and that’s not even getting into the sheer volume and variety of fish.
On land we saw an island swarming with birds (think Hitchcock’s Birds but without the attacks), walked across old lava flows, saw more sea lions (they were everywhere), giant tortoises and a lot more. These animals have never had predators so they are so unafraid and you can walk right up to them (see picture).
The boat we were on was nearly all retirees (including us, there were less then 10 people who probably didn’t fall into that category). And some of them were definitely people I couldn’t stand. There were a few ok people though so I didn’t spend all the time avoiding talking to people. The naturalists who led the excursions and the hotel crew that took care of you on the boat were all great.
I might go into more details about specifics from the trip later. And I am sure I’ll post or repost some of the amazing photos Cat took.