I’ve just got back from the Galapagos Islands. As a lover of all things marine related, it was a dream trip, and somewhere I have wanted to visit since I was a kid.
The Galapagos Islands are mostly complete wilderness, with only very small towns and a handful of national parks that you are allowed to visit alone.
The isolation and lack of all things touristy is my idea of a perfect destination. Throw in alot of nature and bags of marine life…then you have my dream holiday!
The sealions are the main residents on the islands. They take up most of the benches and walkways and it’s wonderful to feel like you are in their space. Not the other way around.
The blue footed boobies were incredible to see! We were lucky enough to also see some fluffy chicks bumbling around.
Then there were the giant tortoises, gosh they really are massive! Unlike most of the other species of wildlife on the islands, these guys were very shy. The fact that you could go for a walk and just bump into one was incredible.
I think more time was spent underwater than on dry land. Spotted eagle rays, sealions…lots and lots of sealions! Marine iguanas, sharks and turtles, all joined me on my snorkel adventures.