It’s The Big One

It’s The Big One

Bound for French Polynesia No, the title isn’t another reference to the biological attributes of Galapagos animals. We are about to leave Santa Cruz for French Polynesia. It’s our longest voyage yet, at 3000 miles. And we expect to arrive in the Marquesas...
Warning! Contains Graphic Content of Isabela

Warning! Contains Graphic Content of Isabela

Tortoise Porn I know that this post immediately follows the one on boobies. But nothing brings out the inner child better than the sight of giant tortoises having sex. These incongruously large creatures banging away like reptilian porn stars is something I never...
Want To See Some Boobies? Read On

Want To See Some Boobies? Read On

San Cristobal Interpretation Centre After the hassle of checking in, it was good to kick back and act like tourists. Actually, after eight days on the boat, it was good to walk again. So, we decided to take a stroll to the San Cristobal Interpretation Centre which is...
Las Perlas to the Galapagos

Las Perlas to the Galapagos

Las Perlas Las Perlas – the Pearl Islands –  are the Pacific-side answer to San Blas. And although it doesn’t have the same clear (and warm) water, it’s worth coming here for a different reason: The area to the south is full of sea birds...
Fixes, Food and Final Days in Panama

Fixes, Food and Final Days in Panama

Technical failures and fixes We have had an uncharacteristically high failure rate with our technology while in Panama. Apart from the propeller, the new remote handset for our VHF radio died within minutes of switching it on, and our MacBook died again. The former...
There’s no such thing as a free lunch

There’s no such thing as a free lunch

But there is a free dinner We had some time on our hands as we waited for the tide to be high enough for our lift out of the water – and for the folks at the Balboa Yacht Club to put the wheel back on the carriage. So, we decided to do some sightseeing around...