a tad delayed as I was hoping to get some photos up!
20.4.09 -33 °C
As I type this the sun is going down on my first day in the Galapagos. I arrived this morning, landing on a strange and barren lump of rock surrounded by turquoise sea. To get to the mainland of Santa Cruz you need to take a little ferry across the water, they just chuck your bags on the roof and I had to hold my breath as mine slid off the pile and nearly into the water.
We stopped off briefly at a lava sink hole and a tortoise ranch then I got dropped off at my hostel where I´m spending the night. The town is small but bustling and pretty touristy. Unlike Isabella, where I´ll be spending the month, there are internet cafes, loads of bars and shops and even a supermarket, all scattered around the port.
A friend I met in Quito flew out here the other day so I´m meeting up with him later for my first Galapagos beer! Boat leaves for Isabella tomorrow afternoon so I just might have to find the beach in the morning. I´ve seen my first sea lion and some pelicans, they were hanging around the dock after the fish being sold off the boats, the pelicans are huge! The only boobies I have seen so far are of the cuddly stuffed varierty.
my memory card can't be read here so pics to follow!