Visiting the Galapagos is time well spent. In our previous Galapagos blogs we talked about island hopping, local animals, beach hotels, local food and people. To finish off this blog series, here are three of our favourite activities.
Snorkeling with sharks – time well spent!
It is disconcerting to be intentionally in the water looking for sharks, and this was a good first day introduction to the Galapagos Islands. On this dive on Santa Cruz, Cathy and I also saw sea turtles, sea iguanas, rays and lots of tropical fish. And the sharks just brushed our legs.
Hiking the Sierra Negra Volcano – time well spent!
Cathy and I spent a morning hiking around the caldera of the Sierra Negra Volcano on Isabela. This caldera is several miles across and a few hundred feet deep, with steam rising everywhere. It erupted about 10 years ago, and we walked down the lava field that stopped just before wiping out the town. There are fumaroles hot enough to cook an egg.
Visiting the Local Markets – time well spent!
It was a lot of fun to check out the local markets. There are 25,000 people living in the Galapagos and so there is lots to see. And the fish markets are almost the best place to see wildlife.
Also we have blogged about our recent road trip up the Dempster Highway and new Inuvik Tuk Highway to the Arctic Ocean. Arctic Road Trip
Cathy and I traveled to Morocco recently, and so I think that will be our next blog series.