Galapagos - Day four

A very early start today - 0530 wake up for me, getting to the island of Santa Fe for 8am.  Due to the island having little shade, Mauricio was keen to have this trip complete before the sun got too high (and thus hot) in the sky.  The slightly burned…

Galapagos - Day three

The overnight journey was a nightmare! The seas were alive, tossing and turning the boat everywhere.  Despite a very broken night of sleep, the 630am wake up call wasn't too bad. The first trip of the morning was to wander around the island.  It was a dry landing onto a…

Galapagos - Day two

The crossing to Santa Maria was choppy.  I woke a few times during the night to find the cabin rolling with the waves.  Getting down from the top bunk for a drink was an adventure, and thankfully I wasn't crippled in the process. We had a 7am start (so much…

Galapagos - Day one

This morning we had to wake early in order to catch our flight over to the Galapagos Islands.  The flight went via Guayaquil, with a short lay over. Before leaving the hotel, we met up with a few other intreped explorers, a number of whom informed us on route to…

Quito - Days 2, 3 and 4

We've been in Quito for four days, and we've barely stopped! After our 18 hour sleeping marathon, we woke and went on a crazy bus ride to Mitad del Mundo.  I use the word 'crazy', because they don't seem to have the same standards of safety as in the UK.…