Category Archives: Galapagos

More Isabela – Sierra Negra Volcano

We’ve seen a few volcanoes since we’ve been traveling.  From hiking up one in St. Eustatia, playing in the mud in the Cold Soufriere in Dominica, sailing over the Kick’em Jenny underwater volcano between Grenada and Carriacou (OK, we didn’t see that one), the Grand Etang in Grenada, sailing by Read On..

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Isla Isabela – Boobies and Penguins and Sharks…Oh My!

When we visited Santa Cruz we looked into taking some tours to surrounding islands.  A few inquiries there and we decided they were just too expensive for what we’d be getting and we’d save our tour dollars for Isabela.  It was a good call. The Tunnels Tour Back on Santa Read On..

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Isla Isabela, Part One

There simply can not be enough gushing about Isla Isabela in the Galápagos.  It is our favorite island of those we visited in the archipelago, and perhaps one of our favorite locations that we’ve visited cruising to date.  It is THAT cool. Of the three islands we visited Isabela is Read On..

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Rest, Recovery and Catching Up

We’re getting settled into the Marquesas now and are starting to get back into some semblance of a routine and more normal life. The kids haven’t been able to do a lot of school for some time, in Will’s case some of his courses he hasn’t been able to spend Read On..

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Santa Cruz Part II

Note: I am posting this from Isla Isabela, a lovely island with lousy internet. Consequently I can not include a lot of pictures, but check the Facebook page as I will load more pictures up there as internet access permits. Rock ‘n Roll All Nite You drive us wild, we’ll Read On..

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Next Stop – Santa Cruz Island

Although we loved San Cristóbal and the sea lions there remains much to explore in the Galápagos islands.  We set sail for Santa Cruz, the island with the largest population and town.  Santa Cruz is the hub for many tours and activities and we figured to make a few visits Read On..

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Sea Lion Management

You can’t spend any time in Wreck Bay on San Cristóbal without seeing sea lions.  If you are on a boat you might become a bit more acquainted with them than you like.  In addition to rocks and beaches, they really like to sleep on boats.  Most of the local Read On..

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Galápagos – San Cristóbal

San Cristobal – the island where Darwin first set foot in the Galapagos.  As it happens it is also where we made our landfall. Nothing could be less inviting than the first appearance. A broken field of black basaltic lava is every where covered by a stunted brushwood, which shows Read On..

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The Galápagos! Part one of…many

We’ve been here for not even three full days, and we’ve already seen so much on just one island that I can’t even begin to fit it all in one blog post. This place is just stunning, with the rugged natural beauty, the clear water and air, and the varieties Read On..

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Arrived in Galapagos

Evenstar dropped anchor on Isla San Cristobal at 1500 UTC (about 11:00 a.m. EST) and are safely arrived in the Galapagos after five days and twenty hours of travel. More updates as we get settled and cleared in, fell free to share this out on the Sail Evenstar Facebook page Read On..

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