D. Pat Thomas

Writer, Yoga Teacher, Lover of Things Outdoors



Posted by Pat on April 2, 2022 at 3:30 PM

My husband is a captain, and recently took a catamaran from Panama to Galapagos, heading out today for French Polynesia. He suggested I join him in the Galapagos, and, well. who could say 'no' to that? My favorite was the sea lions, swimming like torpedoes but so funny on land, wobbling along on flippers. The own the island of San Cristobol, lounging on each and every boat in the harbour, taking up space on the benches meant for the ferry travellers and taking over the beach at sunset for a loud, honking celebration. They have much to teach about attitude.

Another fun animal is the Galapagos tortoise. Get this: when two males fight, they hiss in each other's faces, and the one with the longest neck wins.

It's been super to visit this place. We did some scuba diving, with white tip and black tip and Galapagos sharks, not to mention the hammarheads. The turtles swim right up to you, and the starfish are exotic. Unfortunately, my diving photos just would not upload into the blog here, but you can find them in the Gallery.

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