Day 7: Our final day brings a few new sightings, we even see albatross

This past week I cruised the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador on the M/Y Eric, operated by Ecoventura. As I did not have access to internet, I am going to post my daily blogs this week. Sept. 26: Espanola Island We had another rocking and rolling boat ride overnight to reach this rather dry and barren island. Well, at least it seemed that way. We go ashore for our final hike and see many species that are endemic …

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Day 6: Finally we see the giant tortoises, both in the wild and in pens

This past week I cruised the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador on the M/Y Eric, operated by Ecoventura. As I did not have access to internet, I am going to post my daily blogs this week. Sept. 25: Santa Cruz Island This was the day most of us had been waiting for. Today we got to see the most famous animals in the Galapagos island, the giant tortoises. In the morning, we landed on a dock in the …

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Day 5: We see a Galapagos “moonscape” and colorful land iguanas

This past week I cruised the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador on the M/Y Eric, operated by Ecoventura. As I did not have access to internet, I am going to post my daily blogs this week. Sept. 24: Bartolome and North Seymour islands We had a very peaceful night as the boat was anchored all night. We woke to lovely views of the Pinnacle, another famous site in the Galapagos. Today we took an early hike to the …

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Galapagos Day 4: Dramatic views and lots of Sally Lightfoot crabs

This past week I cruised the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador on the M/Y Eric, operated by Ecoventura. As I did not have access to internet, I am going to post my daily blogs this week. Sept. 23: Santiago Island Today our first visit was to James Bay on Santiago Island. Here we landed on a black sand beach and then walked across a peninsula to a dramatic shoreline shore of black volcanic rock. Ivan explains that when …

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Day 3: Blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas

This past week I cruised the Galapagos Islands on the M/Y Eric, operated by Ecoventura. As I did not have access to internet, I am going to post my daily blogs this week. Sept. 22: Fernandina and Isabela islands Last night we made another big run, almost 125 nautical miles, to Fernandina Island, and again there was a lot of rocking and rolling. But this morning almost everyone reported sleeping well as we were tired from our …

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Day Two: Red-footed boobies are the highlight

This past week I cruised the Galapagos Islands on the M/Y Eric, operated by Ecoventura. As I did not have access to internet, I am going to post my daily blogs this week. Sept 21: Genovese Island Last night we sailed almost 75 nautical miles north and about 3:30 a.m. we crossed the equator. There was a lot of wave action and most of us did not sleep too well and at least one of us (maybe …

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Our Galapagos adventure begins

This past week I cruised the Galapagos Islands on the M/Y Eric, operated by Ecoventura. As I did not have access to internet, I am going to post my daily blogs this week. Sunday, Sept. 20: Our Galapagos adventure with Ecoventura begins. Today we flew 1-1/2 hours from the Guayaquil Airport to San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos. When we arrived it was raining which we thought was a rather glum start. But nothing is ever as …

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On our way to the Galapagos

Hello! I am in the Guayaquil airport about to fly to the Galapagos islands for our cruise with Ecoventura. The name of our ship is the Eric and we are about to sail for seven days in the Galapagos Islands. The trip has gone well so far. We flew from Michigan to Miami and then from Miami on to Guayaquil. All went smoothly and I love flying on LAN, a great airline. Yesterday we spent the day …

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