We're finally going round the world! travel blog

Piles of marine iguanas (they don't value personal space!!)






Lonesome George and one of his female companions (who he ignores!)

Lonesome George again - obviously worrying about being the last of his...

Tara's underwater friends

Saying goodbye to the blue footed boobies












Footprints in the sand

Goodbye Galapagos

Hello very flooded Guayaguil


For our last day in the Galapagos we went up to the Darwin Centre in the morning to see Lonesome George, the last remaining Pinta giant tortoise (we were there in the afternoon before and he was hiding). They've tried all sorts of things to get him to breed with females from similar species, but he's just not interested! There's a huge reward now for anyone who can find a Pinta female (just in case anyone happens to have one in their garden!). We stopped off by the beaches near the centre for a quick snorkel, and then spent the rest of the day at Tortuga Bay, sunbathing, loving the beautiful beach, watching the boobies, pelicans, herons and marine iguanas, swimming in a torrential downpour(!), and thinking lots about changing our flights!! We're leaving the Galapagos very reluctantly, and can't wait to come back!!

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