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Another Day on Santa Cruz


We spent this morning at the Darwin Research Center. To be honest, it was a little underwhelming, given the importance of his work. I don’t know if we didn’t get a very good tour, or there just wasn’t much to see.

Our trip to the highlands was much more interesting.

It started with lunch at a really cute restaurant – open air, great food, and located in an area where wild tortoises roam around at will. Rancho El Manzanillo was a wonderful surprise.

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DELICIOUS tea!

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Lots of tortoises. Something about them being wild was even more exciting than having seen them in research facilities and breeding centers.

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After leaving Rancho El Manzanillo, our next stop was to visit the twin craters of Cerro Chato and Los Gemelos – beautiful scenery and unusual vegetation.

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After hiking around the craters, we visited a big lava tube.

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Back in town we walked by the fish market and cracked up at the lack of regulation regarding who can be “helping.”

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Tomorrow we head to Espanola.

 

About tatterednworn

I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

2 responses »

  1. The one with the turtle with the leaf hanging out of his mouth… priceless. I love all of them!

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