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Post Office Bay – Floreana Island, Galapagos

While most people are in the Galapagos purely for wildlife viewing, one of the cool, quirky attractions is Post Office Bay on Floreana Island.  In the 19th century, whalers started leaving letters here, for other whalers or sailors to deliver if they were heading off in the direction the post needed to go.

Nowadays tourists do the same thing by taking letters addressed to their home countries and delivering them by hand or posting them locally.

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About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


14 thoughts on “Post Office Bay – Floreana Island, Galapagos

  1. I just read the bit about socks…umm…14wks worth? well so you always have dry socks hmmm? and I like the post office story too

    Posted by jdawgswords | June 30, 2015, 2:14 pm
  2. What a quirky site/sight 🙂

    Posted by aleksawal | June 30, 2015, 2:16 pm
  3. Fantastic!

    Posted by Thumbup | June 30, 2015, 7:35 pm
  4. Oh yeah, I remembered this post office. I camped on Floreana ) (near the primary school) for several days. i worked a bit in the recycling center, it was crazy, so old fashioned !! And enjoyed the seascape and the snorkeling of course 🙂

    Posted by darwinontherocks | July 5, 2015, 9:53 am
  5. What a great idea.

    Posted by wfdec | January 30, 2016, 2:20 pm


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