South America Travel - Part 10; Into the Andes

By: PugetSoundPost, 8:48 PM GMT on April 22, 2015

April 22
Up Into the Ecuadorian Andes!

Our first stop back on the mainland of Ecuador, after our Galapagos adventure, was the big city of Guayaquil, near the coast. It is Ecuador's largest and most populous city, with over 2.5 million people. It is also the country's main sea port. Since it at sea level and so near the equator, it is a hot and humid city. But, we were not feeling too much stifling heat. We were only there from late afternoon through ...

South America Travel- Part 9, End of Galapagos Trip

By: PugetSoundPost, 8:08 PM GMT on April 16, 2015

April 16
Final Entry for the Galapagos Islands

Patience is a virtue, it is often said, and anyone who still has patience, or interest with this blog is much appreciated by me.

The season of Spring has rolled on since I last wrote and we are clearly in the middle of it now. A beautiful day outside the window is showcasing Northwest Spring. Blue sky, no clouds, blossoms everywhere, birds singing in the distance and green leaves bursting for...

South America Travel - Part 8 -Galapagos

By: PugetSoundPost, 11:34 PM GMT on March 05, 2015

March 5
Bay Tour and Wild Life

I'm finally back to carry on the trip through the Galapagos Islands and this blog will focus mainly on scenes in the harbor and a boat tour of the bay that we took. In order just to get something up fairly quickly I will not spend too much time organizing them all into perfect sequence, but a lot of them are similar anyway.

There is a variety of marine life that was abundant and fun to look for and spot. Her...

South America Travel - Part 7; Galapagos

By: PugetSoundPost, 7:10 PM GMT on February 17, 2015

February 17
Island Scenes

When we finished our tour of the wild giant tortoises (see part 6 blog) our driver brought us back to town (Puerto Ayora) and we spent the rest of the day walking on our own. But along the drive back, we saw these coffee plants growing:

There is a small coffee growing industry on this island only (I believe) and this turned out to be the only coffee we saw growing on our whole trip. The next photo sho...

Updated: 7:27 PM GMT on February 17, 2015

South America Travel - Part 6; Galapagos

By: PugetSoundPost, 5:32 PM GMT on February 13, 2015

February 13
Giant Tortoises

Continuing our tour of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos, our first main destination will be to see the giant tortoises that are one of the most famous must-see animals of the islands.

But first, here are a couple of shots of the waterfront fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora. Notice that seal that is right at the hip of the lady cleaning fish. It was always there as long as she was. It would patiently wai...

Updated: 5:53 PM GMT on February 13, 2015

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