Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Galapagos Expedition | Day 10

The Daphne

Cloudy skies and our last day arrived at the same time. This morning, the consensus of moods on the Daphne was gloomy. Thoughts of spending the day stuffed into airplanes, dealing with airlines, and crowded airports, was less than appealing.

We boarded the panga, and waved farewell to the Daphne crew.


I really wanted to bring this guy home with us! We could continue to receive delicious treats each time we came home, clean sheets and towels folded into animal shapes each night. He was also just a lot of fun to be around.

Luis grabbed a lifejacket and hopped aboard the panga for our return. And he carried our bags for us. What a guy!

Adiós Luis! Adiós Charlie! We’ll miss you.

Our first delay came at the Baltra airport. We were bumped onto the next flight.

We arrived back in Quito at around 6pm, just as the sun was setting.

Several people in our group were feeling a bit under the weather. A bowl of warm quinoa soup in the hotel restaurant and an early night to bed helped immensely.

Another early morning wake up. 3am, cram into a taxi with all our luggage. And you’ve already heard the rest of the story here.

The only things that made the day tolerable were thoughts of a soft, large bed and this sweet little face waiting at home...


Thank you so much for coming along on our journey through the Galapagos.

I’m glad you’re here!



Susan said...

Ohhh, Bailey must have missed you verrrrry much! I'm glad you're home safe and sound, too. Loved your travel series, though. Where are we going next? :)

jazgal said...

Hey Cindy,

What a fabulous journey, all the way through! I thought I was on the lookout for your reports, but I find I had missed many, so, just completed reading all the way through - again - what a fabulous adventure.
Exquisite photography, naturally, and showing all of the exotic fauna in their natural beauty and character - and what character(s)! It looks like you and your family hadan amazing time, even if the schedule was pretty tightly run. Who could blame you for taking an afternoon off, or missing a hike on occasion to rest up a bit. Sailing on the Daphne made for an intimate instant community, and quelle surprise - a wedding too! Yes, I want to go to there! And bring home someone to make my bed and magic cups of Mexican hot choclate - Yes!!

Well, welcome back, and thank you for sharing this excellent adventure!