Our hike took us up a muddy path to the water source for this island. Our guide, Pauli, told us the story of the infamous Galapagos affair. I'm reading a fascinating book called "Floreana" by Margaret Wittner, she was part of the early families who built a home on this island and recalls the "affair" that I mentioned.
|One of the many iguanas we walked by.|
All the guide books (& our guide) told us not to approach the animals we might see. We observed this rule, however his Galapagos tortoise approached us! We gave him plenty of room as he crossed the path. Pretty cool to be this close to them.
|On the cement dock, our welcome committee!|