Notes from the Field

Galapagos Impressions

July 26th, 2009 by Gene Feldman

We loaded the boat this morning at 8:00 am, transferring everything that we would need for the week into a small inflatable dingy which made three trips out to the M/V Queen Mabel before everything was on-board.

The captain decided that we’d leave port at around 6:00 pm this evening, just as the sun is setting, which after steaming through the night should put us at our first dive site off Isabella Island very early tomorrow morning.  Since this may be my last opportunity to send my impressions until we return from the cruise, I decided to try and put together a few of the things that have caught my eye, my mind and my heart over the past week and to share them by sending along a number of the pictures that I have taken.

The Place, The People, The Wildlife

And with that I will sign off as it is time to head over to the dock to catch the dingy to go out to the Queen Mabel which will be my home for the next week or so.  Hopefully, I will have many interesting stories to tell and images to share when we return on or about August 2nd.

Until then, thanks so much for following along.


4 Responses to “Galapagos Impressions”

  1. David says:

    What about the dangers on the Islands. I have seen many docu’s on the galapagos and they all mention the deadly lizards that poison you slowly with thier spit, snakes and spiders, wild creatures etc. Shouldn’t every report be balanced.

  2. gene carl feldman says:

    there are absolutely no deadly lizards or other land creatures as far as i know on galapagos. the only creatures that spit are the marvelous marine iguanas that spit salt water out of their noses as you walk by which i also believe is part of their way of maintaining their osmotic balance.

  3. Susan Geary says:


    ¡Me gustan mucho las fotografías y los diarios! (I love the photographs and diaries!)

    Buen viaje (Bon voyage),

  4. Chuck says:

    Excellent photos! The locals are most colorful and enjoyable, two legged, two flippered, and/or two winged!