Isla Floreana in the Galapagos

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Tiny Isla Floreana has a population of 175 and yet a fair number of attractions (ask Jules to imitate mating turtle sounds… no seriously, ask her.)

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Including the Devil’s Crown where there is supposed to be good diving (we weren’t here long enough for me to find out)

Isla Floreana, Galapagos

Black sand beaches (where I spent most of my time)

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

And (difficult to photograph) frigate birds with giant red chests

Isla Floreana, Galapagos

We rode on top of a chiva, which everyone should do at least once

Isla Floreana, Galapagos

And our boat drove right by the site where a whale had recently given birth.

Isla Floreana, Galapagos

We saw her breach off the bow of the boat. Zambo says “chevere!”

Isla Floreana, Galapagos

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