Sunday, July 25, 2010


The computers here in Puerto Ayora tend to stretch out the pictures, so I will wait to post more pictures with another computer, but I thought it important to post this ¨after¨ picture of the crew (courtesy of Francisco). Smiling faces all around, and you can hardly tell how battered our bodies are. Just looking at it fills me with nostalgia and longing. Half the crew (Francisco and Ben) left the Galapagos this morning, which was a very sad moment for me. Many complicated emotions involved when you have had such an intense experience with a small group of people and gone through so many trials together.
Elizabeth, Santa Cruz


  1. What a great picture! You credit Francisco but who actually took it, a tortoise?

  2. You all look exuberantly happy. I'm sure it was very hard to say good-bye to each other, the island, and the tortoises. Safe travels home.

  3. That's awesome. Congratulations on surviving the experience, and good luck returning to life on the mainland. Elizabeth, we await your return to Syracuse where we will hope to ease your transition with Alto Cinco burritos, cold libations, and ears for the stories you've accumulated. Best,