Reflections from a trip to South America

Just after I returned from Peru, I posted that I'd learned a number of things on the trip, but I'd hold off writing about them until I'd processed all the pictures and written most of the posts.  Well, I still need to write about the Inca trail, but here goes…

Galapagos - Day five

Our final bit of a day on the boat.  As we'd been anchored all night, it was a restful night sleep.  The passing shot from Mauricio was the 0530 alarm.  Not a single lay in all trip! Boo!  In usual fashion, I woke thirty minutes before and spent a while…

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…