Monthly Archives: September 2012

Day 47: Quito–Modern City

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Sat. 29th September 2012 We enjoyed our time in the El Monte eco-lodge (www.ecuadorcloudforest.com). Very simple wooden cabins in cleared forest sat by the river Mindo; eating food that had been grown organically in the gardens on site; and taking …

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Day 46: Zipping Around

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Fri. 28th September 2012 What a tranquil place, El Monte. We could laze around in the huge main house or chill in our personal cabana complete with fish pond. However as we have agreed to a morning walk it is …

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Day 45: The Middle Of The World

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Thur. 27th September 2012 There was some confusion with our local rep around today’s transfer and particularly as to whether we were flying or driving. We are off to an eco-lodge in Mindo which is a small town in the …

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Day 44: Back on Terra Firma

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Wed. 26th September 2012 During the previous night we crossed the equator and marked the occasion by all squeezing into the bridge in the dark and watched the GPS count down to 0.000 but did not quite catch it on …

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Day 43: 8 Million Years Later

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Tue. 25th September 2012 The Cachalote cruised overnight to Genovesa Island and so we crossed the equator and our now in the Northern Hemisphere for one final day until the middle of February when we leave Australia (I am assuming …

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Day 42: More Boobies

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Mon. 24th September 2012 We woke to find the Cachalote moored alone off Santiago Island. Usually there is at least the cruiser San Jose moored close by. The San Jose has been following the same itinerary as us, however we …

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Day 41: Science Lesson

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Sun. 23rd September 2012 During the night, the boat sailed to Floreana Island. There was a reasonable swell during the crossing in the night and so both of us headed to bed early as it is much more comfortable whilst …

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Day 40: Wow, Wow And Thrice Wow

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Sat. 22nd September 2012 Well what an amazing day. The surprises just kept coming. Juan had said that Española was his favourite island and it really did not disappoint. Firstly a walk on very pretty beach with sea lions, turtles, …

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Day 39: In The Footsteps of Darwin

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Fri. 21st September 2012 It was another early start again today with breakfast at 7am and then on the pangas at 8am for our first excursion of the day. After our overnight cruise, we were at San Cristobel island which …

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Day 38: What A Lot Of Wildlife

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Thur. 20th September 2012 There was anticipation and excitement in the air at our 7am breakfast, as everyone was looking forward to their first full day in the Galapagos. Our guide (Juan) gave us a briefing as to what the …

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