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Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | Views [625]

It could have been worse.   It was just ‘things’ after all.   They are insured and no one was hurt.   But it was the icing on the birthday cake, so to speak.   Yeah, today is my happy f-ing birthday, one we won’t soon forget. We ... Read more >

Don't Forget The Tortoises

Saturday, 12 Jun 2010 | Views [745]

Imagine having 150 years of experience and not being able to 'do the deed' when everything is on the line.  That's the way it is for 'Lonesome George,' the last of the line of Galapagos tortoises from Isla Pinto. He was found alone ... Read more >

What Darwin Saw (And Us, Too)

Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | Views [707]

Darwin was seasick on much of his Beagle voyage.  Our trip was much more civilized although mal de mer was always a possibility.  We soon settled into the routine: wake up call at 6:30; breakfast at 7; island visit; snorkel; lunch; siesta; snorkel;... Read more >

Cruising the Galapagos

Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | Views [696]

The Galapagos consist of 12 main islands and about a dozen minor ones and each one has multiple names; Santa Cruz is Indefatigable, San Salvador is Santiago and Santa Maria is also known as Floreana or Charles. The islands are volcanic in origin ... Read more >

Finding Nemo

Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | Views [821]

There are 86 licensed tour ships in the Galapagos.   They range from economy class up to luxury liners and carry from 10 to 100 passengers.   A seven-day cruise can cost less than $1000 or as much as $6000.   All seem to follow the same ... Read more >

Photos: Birds of Ecuador

Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Historic Cuenca, Too Cute for Words

Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | Views [517]

Somehow Ecuador feels different from Peru.  Maybe it is the weather here in the highlands.  Or maybe it's the cleanliness of Cuenca.  It could be using US dollars, the official currency of Ecuador, especially when you receive a handful of ... Read more >

La Frontera

Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | Views [530]

Technically Connie has been in Peru illegally since late April when her tourist visa expired.    When we arrived in Peru I received a 90-day tourist card but hers was good only for 30 days.   We were told we could settle up when we were leaving ... Read more >

Photos: Ecuador

Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

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