Category 12 Galapagos

The Final Days of the Galapagos

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabella, Galapagos) Our allotted 20 days are coming to a close, our stay in the Galapagos is ending whether we like it or not. A sad, but true fact. In preparation for our upcoming big crossing, we made another trip to Silvio’s farm for provisions yesterday. As I said before this is […]

On the Water & In the Earth

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) This morning Greg had a man date and his excitement could barely be contained. He was up before the sun to make sure everything was just right; topping up the dinghy fuel, slathering on the sunscreen, and adding a new coat of wax to his board. For this was a […]

Scrapes, Lunch, and a Farm

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) Three months we spent in Costa Rica and we saw tops three other cruising boats. They were always on the move, and always, by some unwritten law, going in the other direction. Therefore, getting back to Panama City, and now being in the Galapagos, its nice to be surrounded by […]

Galapagos’ Prime Combination

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) Yesterday I touched on a normal friday, so there’s no reason not to talk about a normal saturday here in the Galapagos. Today we made our paddleboard rounds as per usual. Hello to the contingent of bright-footed aerialists taking a breather on their preferred rock. And a good day sirs […]

Routine Isabela Life

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) Just a normal friday in the Galapagos here. A morning trip to the beach to scope the waves and check out the hotties. Then a stop at the Booby Trap to check in on Jim and catch up with the locals.  

The Upside (and Downside) of Sea Lions

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) We’ve decided sea lions are the puppy dogs of the ocean. It’s probably been said before, and if it hasn’t it should have. They are constantly at play, have the patent puppy dog eyes, and would have no qualms with chewing your shoe if you left it out. Actually, their […]

GFresh Radio Services

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) I spent all yesterday in bed hiding from food and light. Today I wasn’t much more of a contributing citizen, but I did get out on deck to help Greg up the mast. During our crossing from Panama to the Galapagos we tried to stay within VHF radio contact with […]

Woe is Me

(Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, Galapagos) Here’s the song that was stuck in my head last night, replaying on loop to my unhappy circumstance. It was set to the tune of John Lennon’sย So this is Christmas. So this is food poisoning. What have I eaten? Another rush to the back of the boat. And another round […]

A Highlands Bike Ride

(Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos) At the recommendation of the Eventide crew we rose early today, rented bikes, and grabbed a cab up into the highlands of Santa Cruz. (Yes, we got a ride to the top of the island so that we could bike down. I promise you it wasn’t as easy as it […]

George Is Dead

(Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos) You don’t have to walk far in the Santa Cruz town of Puerto Ayora before a pressing question is weighing on your mind. Who is Lonesome George? His picture adorns t-shirts in shop windows, and his name lends to magnets, road signs, and even Greg’s lunch order of “Lonesome George […]