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Punta Cormorant – Floreana Island, Galapagos

In a previous post some time back I highlighted one of the places on Floreana Island which was Post Office Bay where people take and leave mail for other travellers to take home. The rest of attractions of Floreana Island are more nature inspired, primarily the wildlife and landscapes.  One of the main wildlife attractions here is the … Continue reading

Santa Fe Island, Galapagos

Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos is one of the smaller islands in the middle of the archipelago.  It’s also the oldest.  The island is particularly known for the large number of Sea Lions – which you will see in the photos is exactly what we saw. For more on travel through Ecuador, click here.

Birds and Seals’n’more on South Plaza Island, Galapagos

Quick recap… South Plaza is the smallest of the Galapagos Islands.  It has an area of 0.13 km and a maximum altitude of 23 metres It has a high wildlife density and the Marine and Land Iguanas here interbreed. The Galapagos is a place where you really can get up close to the wildlife.  Looky-looky but no … Continue reading

Iguanas and Gulls on South Plaza Island, Galapagos

South Plaza is the smallest of the Galapagos Islands.  It has an area of 0.13 km and a maximum altitude of 23 metres, so if you don’t like heights, this place is awesome! Of all the islands we visited, this one had the most wildlife.  As a photographer with a very basic point’n’shoot camera, the up-close-and-personal wildlife … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Please take a seat

Photos of Quito, Ecuador

Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and is the highest official capital city in the world. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.  It was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city.  The city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America even despite a number … Continue reading

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