This blog is posted when we travel overseas taking a break from our Fulltime RV Life.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Galapagos Islands Day 3 - May 22, 2017


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Female Magnificent Frigate Bird flying above the boat. Apparently the air currents created by the boat when it is traveling through the water is very enticing to these graceful creatures.

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I think I'll rest a spell.

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How cool is that, and another Frigate Bird on the way. It’s the great thing about getting up before sunrise..

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Somebody wants someone else's perch.

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Sunrise in the Galapagos.

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Breakfast buffet. (After we ate!)

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Off in the Pangas.

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What’s that in the water Linda? It’s a sea turtle Bob,  Did you get a photo Linda? Yes, Bob.

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Hey Linda, I took a photo of one also. Good Bob.

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Another underwater photo by Linda.



A peek at what it looks like under the surface.

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Spotted Eagle Ray courtesy of Linda.

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Time for a Brown Pelican photo.

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Now just what might that be?


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Underwater photo of golden rays courtesy of Linda. You might wonder why all the courtesy of Linda tags for the underwater photos she took. You try putting your hand in the water with all these strange creatures swimming about and see what might be going through your mind. Might it just have something to do with possibly missing a few digits.



Golden rays swimming along, not a care in the world.

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Looking at its feet I know what it isn’t.

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No problem knowing what two of the three are.

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Bob draws another blank as to what it is.

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Incoming.

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Outgoing.

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Flightless Cormorant. They’ve lost their ability to fly because they just need to jump in the water from the rocks to eat to their hearts content.

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BBB’s.

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They may not use those wings for flying, it is time they are a drying.

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What it takes to get all those half way decent photos. Underwater video cam on left arm, long zoom point and shoot on right arm and dslr taking the current photo. Now if I just had a mirrorless dslr and a nice video camera I’d be all set. In your dreams Bob. not even in your dreams.

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Every morning when we come back to the boat, the bed is made with a clean bath towel on it. The towel is always folded into a shape. Today it was a sea turtle.

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Linda, I, Greg and Mary had lunch today down where the crew eats.

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Even better, we were served what the crew eats. There is a chef on board who cooks for us, and a cook who assists the chef but also cooks for the crew.

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Then it was time for our first snorkeling session. Linda was ready to swim with the fish and I was obviously already in the briny deep.



Swimming with a turtle.

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Back on land, it was tortoise time. This is what you think it is. A tortoises digestive system is very rudimentary. most of what goes in comes out.

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Look who’s here.

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A bird.

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Galapagos Dove.

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Everywhere you turn you see a tortoise.

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Like I said, everywhere turn.

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Galapagos grasshopper.

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Dust to dust.

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Another bird.

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A little bird.

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Water shoes ‘on’ mean we are boarding the pangas in the water. Regular shoes on mean it is a dry landing. We quickly learned what wet landing and dry landing meant. Think shoes off and shoes on.

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Yet it never rained on us.


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No words needed.

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The end of another great day.

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