Archive for December, 2013

A Galapagos Journey, Day 15 – Saying Goodbye to Lonesome George

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

If you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas Eve!

Today marks the last of my guest blogs over at the Galapagos Eco-Lodge Blog, where I’ve been sharing my experiences and photos with my husband, sister-in-law and brother-in-law onboard the Cormorant Catamaran with our Naturalist Guide, Harry Jimenez. Harry also owns and operates the Galapagos Eco-Lodge on San Cristobal Island.

On Day 15, we visited Lonesome George, the famous giant tortoise who was the last of his sub-species. A few weeks after our trip, George passed away, so we were among the last to see him.

To enjoy my stories and pictures about our last day in the Galapagos, head on over to the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog.

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If you’re coming to this series of guest blogs late and you’re interested in finding out more about the Galapagos Islands, Harry’s blog is chockfull of information. I wish I’d had a resource like his at my fingertips when I was researching our trip. He has way more information than I could ever impart, because he’s an expert and I’m just a gracious (we like to think) traveler.

Again, if you’re coming to this series of guest blogs late, you can also view my travels in Ecuador, including time in Quito and at the equator, before we journeyed to the Galapagos, by glancing through the sidebar to your right, clicking Galapagos 2012 and then hitting “Older Posts” until you arrive at the first post in my archives. Okay, I’ll start you off. Click here to read my very first post and then you can move on through them (once you get to the page, you have to scroll down to reach the first post).

Aside from the first posts in my Archive, which mark our journey before entering Galapagos, the posts are the same as they are over on the Galapagos Eco-Lodge Blog, except the pictures are larger. (Had to give myself a plug).

A Galapagos Journey, Day 14 – Floreana Island

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Floreana Island was a great surprise during my two-week cruise with Naturalist Guide Harry Jimenez, owner of the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog and freelance guide on the Cormorant Catamaran. We thought Floreana was all about visiting Post Office Bay, and that was wonderful. However, we also heard many fantastic stories and had a Pitch Dark experience visiting a underground cave that took us up to our waists in water. Loved it!

To share my stories and pictures, head on over to the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog.

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Only one more day left! See you next Tuesday…Christmas Eve.

A Galapagos Journey, Day 13 – Waved Albatross Heaven, Espanola Island

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Thirteen is my favorite number, for no other reason than it’s my birthday. And, on day 13 of our two-week journey aboard the Cormorant Catamaran with Naturalist Guide Harry Jimenez, I got an early (or late, depending how you look at it) birthday present at Espanola Island. Every April, the Waved Albatross return to Espanola to mate. It’s an incredible experience to see them with their mates, and my husband even saw an egg!

This was my favorite island during Week 2.

To share my stories and pictures, head on over to the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog.

You can visit and like Galapagos Eco-Lodge on Facebook.

Next week, we visit a (nearly) underwater cave on Floreana Island.

Acting Balanced Interview

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

I have an interview over at Acting Balanced today. Check it out!

A Galapagos Journey, Day 12 – Swimming with Sharks at Kicker Rock

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Okay, so they were Hammerhead sharks. Not likely to eat us. But, wow, talk about an amazing experience. If you’re visiting the Galapagos, you do not want to miss Kicker Rock!

Read all about my experiences with Naturalist Guide Harry Jimenez over at the Galapagos Eco-Lodge blog.

You can visit and like Galapagos Eco-Lodge on Facebook.

Only three more guest posts left!