Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Enjoying Being on Land Again

We've got our land legs back, and we're delighted to be here on San Cristobel Island. Dom has moved on board and has been an awesome crew member. As I write this, he is scrubbing the bottom of the boat. And, his spanish is heads and tails above my survival spanish, so we're relying on him heavily for our day-to-day communications!!

We've been occupied with re-provisioning the boat with fuel, food, and water. But we're also exploring and today we hired a taxi to take us on a tour of the island where we hiked up to the rim of a volcano, toured a tortoise breeding centre (saw ENORMOUS tortoises), explored a beautiful beach, and other adventures. It was a great day. Unfortunately, internet isn't easy to come by here, nor is it very quick, so uploading photos will not be easy. I'll keep looking for a good internet connection.

Our current plan is to travel to Isla Isabella tomorrow (Wednesday), as other cruisers often say this is the most interesting island to visit. Now that we've seen tortoises, boobies, sea lions, and marine iquanas, we're on the search for penguins!! After a few days at Isabella, we'll back track to Santa Cruz, where Dom's plane departs from, and the only island where we can get our new-fangled propane tank filled. We expect that we'll begin our crossing to the Marquesas between the 8-10 of April.


Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Yay! Glad to see you finally made it. That sure sounded like a looong passage. Lots of people heading out here in the past week heading to the Marquesas.

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