Fuel for $2.30 a gallon
19 May 2008 | San Cristobal
Fernando came by today to fuel us up. We purchased fuel from him at $2.30 a gallon which isn't Venezuela prices but is still cheap. The locals pay $1 and change at the station but the port captain indicated that we were not allowed to fuel up at the quay or at the stations in town. Don't want to end up in jail in Ecuador so $2.30 it is.
The water taxis here are great. They are always around and they charge $0.50 per person one way by day and twice that at night. If there aren't any taxis around late at night you can get a ride with one of the tour boat launches that are always going back and forth (often they won't take your money even if you offer). The Taxis monitor VHF14.
We spent another day relaxing and exploring town. We chatted with some of the other cruising yachts in the anchorage as well. Presently there are four of us including Blizzard, Blew Moon and one that I can't recall the name of.
The anchorage has been calm and peaceful with a nice cool breeze at night. We“re liking the Galįpagos.