30 Jan 2013
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
We left the ship this morning to take a three-day Galapagos Island excursion with five other couples.
Half of the day was consumed by taking a bus to an airplane, to a bus, to a ferry, to a private minibus for our group. Phew.
We saw two big sinkholes. Also we saw a scalesia forest. (It’s important for the ecosystem)
Moving on we saw a lava tunnel. These are formed when the under water volcanoes erupt and form islands. That is different than when the cone-type land volcanoes erupt and the lava flows down the hill.
Then we saw more giant tortoises than I could count. They, alone, made the trip worth taking.
These tortoises take three hours to mate.