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A Postcard from the Galapagos Islands


Jet black lava glistening as hovering bright red and blue crabs scatter out of the way.


Galapagos Crabs

Photo Credit: Gene Taylor

Our first dry landing a success, we are soon distracted by the approaching iguanas. Unlike the brilliant crabs, they become one with the rock. Blink once, twice to focus and they are everywhere!


Galapagos Iguana

Photo Credit: Bill Acker

It’s a beautiful evening in the Galapagos as we are guided through a grove of Incense Trees. Now barren, but filled with promise that they will flourish with green when the rains return.

Stillness except for rustling in the brush. Stop. Quietly wait…


Galapagos Iguana

Photo Credit: Bill Acker

…a 4 foot Golden Land Iguana emerges. He carries on and so do we…

To the top of Dragon Hill, we look out at the unique and otherworldly atmosphere. Am I really here? I remind myself, “be in the moment” as we casually walk back to where the white sand and black rock engage. The sun is setting, but we don’t feel rushed or hurried. Our yacht is patiently waiting, an ebony silhouette against the pink sky…


Galapagos Yacht

Photo Credit: Gene Taylor

and this is only day one…

Special Note: The Walking Connection now offers several adventures to the Galapagos Islands where you can experience this living museum where the free and fearless animals different from anywhere else, continue to roam. And where you can send your postcard from the Galapagos Islands.

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