Category Archive: Ecuador

Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

I took two running steps and jumped.  Francisco and Andy watched from the other side of the ice crevasse, all three of us connected by a climbing rope.  The crampons on my boots… Continue reading

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Part 4

Day 7 – Isabela We arrived at Isabela just before dawn and dropped anchor near a rocky breakwater covered with Blue-footed Boobies.  Sunrise gradually woke the sleeping boobies, which one by one began… Continue reading

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Part 3

Day 5 – Española During the night the Estrella del Mar motored from San Cristobal to Española.  I woke before dawn and followed my usual routine of climbing to the top of the… Continue reading

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Part 2

Day 3 – Genovesa At midnight we crossed the equator on our way from Bartolome to Genovesa, and for the first time in five months I was back in the northern hemisphere.  Wide… Continue reading

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Part 1

Day 1 – Santa Cruz My plane left Quito early in the morning, and – despite a delay in Guayaquil – our wheels touched down in the Galapagos Islands before noon.  There aren’t… Continue reading

Machala and Quito, Ecuador

Another night another bus ride, although this time the guy next to me didn’t snore or smell and I actually slept most of the way.  My plan was to spend one night in… Continue reading