Galapagos Pt. II – Floreana | 6.8.18 – 14.8.18

Our boat spent 2 hours battling waves and swells en route to Isla Floreana, which is isolated to the south of the archipelago and very sparsely populated. The island was the first to be inhabited in the Galapagos, primarily by marooned pirates. A notorious example of these first, reluctant settlers was an Irishman by the … Continue reading Galapagos Pt. II – Floreana | 6.8.18 – 14.8.18

Galapagos Pt. I – Arrival | 6.8.18 – 14.8.18

We touched down on Baltra island, an outcrop of volcanic debris separated from Isla Santa Cruz by a narrow stretch of water. The blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean stretched in every direction, our nearest landmass now over 500 miles away. The locals have perfected the art of tourist-fleecing, and after an expensive series of … Continue reading Galapagos Pt. I – Arrival | 6.8.18 – 14.8.18