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Island life

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Arrived on Isabella, the island couldn't be any different if I was on the surface of the moon, it´s a barren and alien landscape, wild and intense and fiercely beautiful. The colour of the water takes my breath away every day and the beach is spectacular, purest golden sands stretching for miles sprinkled with sea lions, prehistoric looking marine iguanas and the occasional lesser spotted tourist.

My first day here I walked down to the beach and the minute my feet hit the warm sand I had a 'oh god I'm really here´moment´. I walked along smiling to myself with only a couple of pelicans and some crazy looking orange crabs for company.

I've been here two weeks now and have slipped too easily into lazy island life, our daily routine goes something like this,

7am breakfast
7.30am walk along the beach road to the tortoise breeding centre
8am (ish) start 'work'
10am break
11-12ish finish work and go for lunch
1ish hit the beach or go snorkelling
5.30 head out to the pier to the sea lion bar for sunset beer. Chill in hammock and watch the tide come in around the rocks
7pm dinner
8-9pm happy hour at bar de beto. best mojitoes in town!

not too shabby

Posted by lauraj 09:57 Archived in Ecuador

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