Thankfully the attorneys for Road Scholar were able to get our ship released, although the Captain is still in jail.
So, we have a new Captain, but at least we’re on the move.
The Rangers in the park have a very set schedule for which boats can be where and when, where you can visit and where you can’t. If you miss your time at a specific island, you miss it. No rescheduling. At least most of the time. So the extra day we spent in San Cristobal meant we were to miss Espanola, one of the better islands to visit. But, Road Scholar stepped in again, and got the rangers to reconsider. We got to go to Espanola, and missed Floreana, instead. As each island is so very different, I don’t want to dwell on what the trade-off was, but intend to be happy we’re here, and go with the Galapagos flow.
But today was Santa Fe and Santa Cruz Islands.
It was a gorgeous day, and a FABULOUS day for photographs. My camera was smoking, and when it came time for thinning photos, I did a terrible job. I just loved them all too much. So today, I think I will just go with photos. Many, many photos. Let’s start with Santa Fe Island. Get comfy?
Are you getting a sense of just how incredibly awesome this place is? I am beside myself impressed!
Next up, this afternoon across the channel at Santa Cruz, and more incredible photos.