Nov 16, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Today is our last day in paradise. This adventure has seemed almost unreal, we all bonded as one, even though we are from different backgrounds, as the Galapagos brings magic to our souls and mind. We have
Today we started the day with a landing on a green olivine beach at San Cristobal Island. The volcanic scenery that we observed during our intense hike was spectacular; the peaks of
Today was particularly special for me since it is our last full day sharing this wonderful place with my sister and brother-in-law, who are on their honeymoon. The bonding of profound feelings while enjoying this day, this moment will live in our hearts forever.
Later we repositioned to Cerro Brujo for our last walk over a white sandy beach and turquoise ocean, lined with sea lions. What a wonderful way to say goodbye to the Galapagos. Then we returned to National Geographic Endeavour II and passed by Kicker Rock, an impressive tuff formation standing massively out of the shoreline, as the sun was setting far on the horizon.
We are now together on the bow celebrating life, as a frigatebird was overhead as if saying good-bye. We made it to the Galapagos and it was not easy. There is a deep appreciation to visitors, especially to the children, who actually travel to the islands. Statistics say that out the 7 billion humans in this world, only a few make it to the Galapagos—in contrast, Hawaii will receive 12 million visitors, Yellowstone Park will see 3 million, Machu Picchu 1 million visitors and finally, Galapagos islands 204,000 per year. That is why I say, today we were honored to be part of their unforgettable experience, and we hope one day they would have the will and power to make a positive change in this wonderful world of ours.
Our expedition is now over; life goes on, but we are now sure this place has changed many lives; a place which can never be fully described.
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