I asked a member of our boat crew what it is like to be from the Galapagos. He said that for him seeing a turtle was just so boring and he found it funny how excited we all were. I’d love to get to the point where seeing one of the incredible creatures of these islands bored me because then I wouldn’t miss it so much.
I seem to have inspired at least 8 people from the UK to travel to Ecuador and go to the Galapagos… most notably my parents, who are going this weekend. I am really jealous so I thought I would finally get on with posting a few more pictures from my time there to try and cheer myself up. Here’s part 2 of my animal diary…
Fur seals are seen less in Galapagos. There are lots of them, but they tend to hang out in places where tourists don’t go as much. We went to Puerto Egas on Santiago Island to see this beautiful bunch. The sunset there is also highly recommended…
I like the fact that one of the species of frigates that can be found in the Galapagos are called the ‘Magnificent Frigate Bird’. This seems a very fitting name given what incredible colour the males bring to the scenery. We went to North Seymour island very early in the morning to see these Magnificent birds working on creating new families…
They might be small, but take a moment to look closely and the little lizards that are darting about the islands are crazy looking. I think these all come under the category of Lava Lizard, although get in touch if you know any different…?
Galapagos is probably the only place in the world you can walk around with a t-shirt on that says ‘I love boobies’ and not seem like a weirdo or a pervert. On these isles, the boobies referred to are either blue-footed, red footed or Nazca Boobies. I only saw the blue footed variety when I was there (excuse to go back and see the red footed ones I think?), and they probably have my favourite mating dance of all animals that I have actually witnessed.
The end… well nearly… still a lot more animal photos to share… another day… another time.