On our way to Isla Isabela
15 April 2012 | traveling through the Galapagps Archipelago
We left the big city behind when we pulled up anchor at 6 am for the 45 mile trip to Isla Isabella -- the largest island in the Galapagos chain. It promises to be the most interesting of all the islands that we're allowed to anchor in boasting penguins and flamingos in addition to all the usual critters -- tortoises, land and marine iguanas, seals and sea lions, and of course all of the other birds.
We plan to base ourselves there in the anchorage off of Puerto Villamil, the smallest of the 3 towns in these islands, while we explore not only Isabela, but take tours to some of the nearby islands that we can't visit on our own boat. We will stay about a week, until its time to sail back to Puerto Ayora for Joni's flight out on April 24th.
Look out penguins here we come!