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Pictures of Boobies

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Hello again from Quito.

We have just completed the first part of our tour in South America which was a boat trip around the Galapagos Islands and we´re having the most wonderful time. Our first couple of days was non-stop airports - flights and airport hotels.

Last Tuesday we met up with the rest of our group who were all very friendly and flew to the Galapogos Islands. We stayed on a small boat with 11 other people exploring several of the islands with a guide who explained the natural history of the islands and the amazing wildlife.

We saw hundreds of Sea-lions, Turtles, Iguanas, Sharks and the famous Blue Footed Boobies (Picture below, as promised).

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We spent time snorkelling in clear water and got up close to the lovely coloured fish, played with the sea lions, and observed sharks... safely from the boat!
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We adapted to life on the boat quite well, although having spent 24 hours back on dry land we´re still swaying to the rhythm of the sea! The point when we knew we were truly on holiday was when we drank Gin and Tonic whilst on the sun deck with only the ocean around us and a beautiful sunset.

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This afternoon we take a flight back to Peru and head to Lake Titicaca and the surrounding villages to see Peruvian life.

Will write again soon, take care all

V&Gx

Posted by GPonder76 05:06 Archived in Ecuador Tagged boating

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