For the final travel post in my “Best of 2011” series, I’m sharing my favorite personal travel photo of the past year. A few moments before the shot was taken on the island of Santa Cruz, this giant tortoise had been munching away on a few apples nearby. As it raised its head, the tortoise […]
Lonesome George, Phone Home!
Six hours after our midnight departure from Española, we’ve anchored at Santa Cruz Island for our day visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the land of the giant tortoises. In fact, the Galapagos Islands were so named because the shape of the tortoise shells resembled the Spanish word for “saddles.” Just how giant are these […]