Zodiac Adventures: Santiago and Santa Cruz

Sullivan Bay on Santiago had one major attraction...Galapagos Penguins. We took a zodiac around the bay and observed the odd rock formations, formed, as with most odd formations in the Galapagos, by the eruption, cooling and breakdown of volcanos and volcanic rocks. We were hoping to maybe see one penguin, but as with all expectations …

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North Seymour Nature Walk

North Seymour Island was the next stop on the Galapagos cruise, and we did another nature walk. I believe this one was supposed to be strenuous due to the rocks? After Genovesa, North Seymour's soil (and therefore volcanic makeup) was strikingly different and highlighted how the animals on each individual island could evolve so easily …

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Quito

So a couple weeks ago we got back from the trip of a lifetime; first we spent a week on an "expedition cruise" through the Galapagos Islands, then we stopped in Lima for a few days and then headed over the mountains to Iquitos to spend 5 days in the Amazon. I never use the …

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Wildflowers and Waterfalls: McKinney Falls State Park

After the price for Balcones Canyonlands and Wild Basin Preserve (free), the price for McKinney Falls was a bit steep, but also justifiable since we didn't pay for any other parks. It's also different that the other parks because its much more recreational and developed as a park. Trails are paved, and the falls are …

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