I'VE ONLY GOT A FEW MOMENTS TO MADLY WRITE SOMETHING BEFORE I'VE GOT TO GET BACK ON THE BOAT AGAIN. WE'VE BEEN IN THE GALAPAGOS FOR 4 DAYS NOW AND ITS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. WE WERE SNORKELING WITH SHARKS YESTERDAY AND GOT TO SEE THE GIANT LAND TORTOISES THIS MORNING. YESTERDAY WE GOT TO SEE SEA TURTLES, FLAMINGOS AND HAD A POD OF DOLPHINS THAT SWAM WITH US AT THE BOW OF OUR BOAT FOR AROUND 15 MINUTES. THEY WERE FANTASTIC and would even jump and spiral out of the water. There was also a little penguin zipping around us in the water and you practically stumble over all the sea lions. They're so brazen that they'll even jump onto your boat at night for a cruise! Lots of quirkly little birds too such as the blue footed booby and huge marine iguanas everywhere.
THE BOAT IS PRETTY DECENT, ABOUT 75 FEET LONG AND IT CAN ACCOMODATE 16 GUESTS. WE'VE ONLY HAD A GROUP OF 10 SO FAR OF WHICH 7 OF US HAVE BEEN CANADIANS. OUR GROUP INCLUDES THIS VERY ODD BUT AMUSING MAN THAT'S A POSTMAN BACK HOME IN ONTARIO. HIS FIRST QUESTION WHENEVER WE SEE A NEW CRITTER IS ''can you eat it''. He brought no sunscreen and has fried himself to a crisp and only has a single disposable camera. Meeting new people is all part of the the fun! The food is very tasty on the boat and i've probably eaten more fruit and veggies since i've been in ecuador than i have in the past year! Several of our new friends on board have been sick and i've been a little under the weather too. we're going to see how we're feeling when we get back to quito, but might have to make some adjustments to our travel plans.
Well i've got a boat to catch, so i will send another update on feb. 12th or 13th when i return to quito and will post some more nature geek photos for you all.