Im back to civilisation, no internet for a week, i survived.. Barely.
And what a trip, what a cruise. I really dont know where to beguin. First of all i was lucky enough to meet Anna and Kasper from Sweden, and we hung out the entire cruise. Without them this experience would have been different.. Im not sure it would have been that good, so thank you for making this such a great experience for me 🙂
Yep, the A – team.
Kasper, Anna, me and our guide William.
Such a funny guy, and a good group.
We were a pretty mixed group on board, one from sweden, one from Denmark, me the Icelander, one scottish fella, one guy from Japan 5 people from Italy and seven from Spain. In the end, we all got to know each other pretty well. And we were only three women out of that number. Plus the staff.. All men!! Whats up with that!.
Anyways we started out with a short test dive the first day, near to San Cristóbal. As soon as we were down there we saw this
The day after we made our way up torwards the Wolf islands, the dive there is absoulutely fantastic, there is so much live, everywhere
I love the turtles. they are so calm and at ease, they are in no hurry at all and they look at you those curious calm eyes. they even let you swim with them for awhile.
We spent good two days there and did three dives every day, 50 minutes each. I was so excited the first two days about all the things i was seeing, that i was going through my air quickly. i got that under control on day three by not hurrying alot and breathing slowly.. This girl has got what they call ” a fast fin” 😉
After Wolf we hadead out to Darwin, so beautiful there, and the diving site, also amazing of course.
There is so much to see every day.
And all the turtles, starfish, seahorses, Galapagos sharks, White tip sharks, Nurse sharks, sea lions, Tiger shark ( although unfortunately i did’nt see it, it’s very uncommon around here ) Ray´s, eagle rey´s Manta rey´s.. The list goes on, and this is just some of the things you can find down there
All in all this was a great cruise, if i ever have the time, money and so on, i will definitely do this again. No doubt.
The graet Galapagos shark.
The thing about diving in Galapagos is that you are diving in a very strong current or a surge sometimes which means, you better wear your gloves, and all the extras, otherwise you might just drift away, and we are talking far away. They give you radios and a whissle to use if that happens. Luckily nothing like that happened to me, but i had a pretty firm grip 🙂
And so after Darwin we made our way back to Santa Cruz, where i started my trip. I said good bye to the group, and we exchanged e-mails and so on, it was kind of hard saying good bye, there has been so many laughs between us and a whole week living together. But some of them im sure i’ll see again, the Spanish people actually came from a scuba club in Madrid, so you never know, i might pay them a visit one day.
So i spent the night in Puertu Ayora yesterday and today i arriwed in Isabela. And what a beautiful Island. This one im fallen for, head over heals. It’s a relaxed small Island, not alot of turists. There are volcanos, beaches and ALOT of iguanas 🙂
so tomorrow my plan is to go on a hike to the volcano here. I wish i had more then 2 days to spent here, i really like this Island, alot more then the other Islands in Galapagos i’ve seen so far.
I also took alot of pictures of the Islands at Wolf and Darwin, but i will post them later. This post is dedicated to one of my great big loves. the ocean, and the underwater life.
This tierd traveller will now wish you all buenas noches people.