GALAPAGOS 4 – further extracts from John’s journal

Today, Thursday, I board my cruise boat for a 5 day trip round the islands, but before that I have had time to look at another couple of cruise boats in the harbour at Puerto Ayora, the Queen of Galapagos and the Letty, both good quality vessels which any reader would enjoy!

I also spent a little time just standing around at the commercial jetty of the harbour, fascinated by all the comings and goings of small cargoes being unloaded from tenders, up steep steps and on to lorries and vans. Also goods and provisions being loaded for the cruise boats on to pangas, local name for zodiacs, an all the time boobies and pelicans diving in the water and finches and frigate birds flying around.