- Oct. 22 2016 - Galapagos Islands
- The past week on board the National
Geographic Endeavour has been outstanding, and kind of nice to
be "off the grid."
The Galapagos is truly, an amazing place. Each of the islands
is so different, with diverse geology, and even more diverse
wildlife. The animals are simply not afraid of humans, so they
frequently will walk right up to you. We sea lions, marine iguanas,
giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, flightless cormorants,
penguins, sea turtles and so much more. A wildlife photographers
- It's almost surreal how close the wildlife
gets. One day, I just sat on a beach for hours, taking pictures
of the wildlife. The sea lions would pose for me, then play around
with each other, then get into a fight, then settle down and
pose again. We would cruise along some of the rocky shores in
Zodiacs and get very close to the nesting birds and basking iguanas
on the rocks, while multiple turtles swam around us.
- Living on board the ship for the past
week has been a joy. The staff and crew have been so amazing
and helpful. Thank you Lindblad and the RCGS for this wonderful
opportunity. If you have ever considered going to the Galapagos,
I cannot recommend it highly enough.
- We disembark the boat today and continue
on to the next leg of the journey. Tomorrow I'll be in Lima,
Peru then moving on to Cusco, Machu Picchu and other sites.