Goodbye to Queen of Galapagos

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

We disembark and tour San Cistóbal Island The port of Baquerizo Moreno is the capital of the Galapagos but not the largest town. It is prettier and less hectic than the larger Puerto Ayado on Santa Cruz, where we spent our first night. It is time to leave our comfortable home aboard Queen of Galapagos […]

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The Boy’s Club on Plaza Sur The Galapagos

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Michael interviews one of the girls We disembarked from Queen of the Galapagos using our panga and land on South Plaza Island one in a group of low-lying islands of the east coast of Santa Cruz. Our yacht has, over lunch sailed around the island passing north-about between Seymour and Baltra. South and North Plaza […]

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Santa Cruz Island and the Pink Flamingo

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

White Sand Beaches, Turtle Eggs and Pretty Flamingos The Queen of Galapagos has moved again overnight and we awake at anchor off the island of Santa Cruz, in the northern part. We are alone, no other yacht can be seen anywhere and we have a special expedition ashore planned. The white sand expanse of beach […]

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Stars Gazing aboard Queen of Galapagos

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

In a peaceful anchorage, waiting for the sun to set The loungers have been taken to the upper deck, the clear night sky is proving to be an attraction to those on board. It is not what you think; JC is going to give a lecture on the stars. The upper most deck of Queen […]

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The Barren Volcanic Galapagos Island of Bartolomé

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

While we are eating lunch Queen of Galapagos has moved from North Seymour to Bartolomé Island. To get there she sailed between the islands of Daphne Minor and Daphne Major, the second of which has been made famous by the publication of Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner. This book tells the fascinating story […]

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Frigate Birds and Blue Footed Boobies

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Look at my Feet! North Seymour Island is home to a wide variety of wildlife but it is the birds that are special on our visit. Our favourite is the Blue Footed Boobie. They are so comical and we are entranced as we watch one male put on a wonderful display as he attempts to […]

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Swallow Tail Gulls, Marine Iguanas and Sea Lions

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

North Seymour Island is home to a wide variety of wildlife. We leave Queen of Galapagos using one of the yachts powerful tenders, to walk on Seymour Island. North of the larger Baltra, it is an uplifted island, meaning that volcanic action has pushed it above the surface of the sea. Once ashore, right by […]

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The Charles Darwin Research Station

Friday, March 26th, 2010

An enthusiastic mate for Lonesome George? Perhaps the most famous institution in Ecuador is here in the Galapagos. It is a must see for every visitor and for those travelling aboard Queen of Galapagos it is the highlight of our first day. The Charles Darwin Foundation was inaugurated in 1959 and five years later the […]

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Touring the Island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

We meet one of the islands top guides Juan Carlos Sosa, or JC as he prefers to be known, is one of those wonderful characters it is a delight to meet and converse with. Witty, charismatic and hugely knowledgeable about a wide variety of subjects. He is an award-winning guide with the Galapagos National Park […]

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Galapagos Beaches

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Miles of deserted beach occupied only by sleeping Iguanas A little way outside the town of Puerto Ayora a small pedestrian pathway leads into the National Park and, once clear of the registration hut, runs for 3 kilometres through woods towards one of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches. The Pacific swell causes waves […]

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