Tom on the Humboldt Explorer Monday, December 7 through December 13, 2020 At 1:45 Tom joined new shipmates for his seven day Galapagos scuba adventure, including his roommate from Romania, Cristian (who now lives in England). This group was multi-national: several Americans (though not necessarily American born), three Spaniards and an Italian (now living in USA) and a common language of English. It was fun group of very experienced divers. After check-out dives they headed t
Santa Cruz to San Cristobal to Quito and the Humboldt Saturday, December 5, 2020 At our final stop in Santa Cruz, we visited the Charles Darwin Research Station to see more rescued tortoises. We also saw ‘Lonesome George’, reportedly the last Pinta Island tortoise, who died in 2012. He was estimated to be at least 100 years old. Author’s note: They froze George, then shipped him to the American Museum of Natural History in New York to be reserved by taxidermists. He now “live
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Isabela Island - Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove Author’s note: Warning this may be TMI (too much information), if so skip to the next paragraph. All the drugs I received in Quito slowed my entire system to a snail’s pace. My digestive system stopped eliminating since I left the hospital. I skipped a number of activities (all of today’s activities) because I was miserable.
We returned to Isabela. This time it’s Urbina Bay for snorkeling and a hike to t