Sunday, February 16, 2020 Up, out and into our taxi at 5:20am. The Holiday Inn Lima is almost right across from the airport, but you cannot dare to cross the road walking. The hotel has a transfer van to take guests safely (?) to the airport. Our driver is friendly and super chatty. Somehow I … More The Peruvian Adventure Begins
Saturday, February 15, 2020 (Guest written by Janet) The breakfast table is quieter than usual as we are all contemplating the fact that we must leave this fascinating archipelago in order to make room for the next batch of adventurers. Only Oliver and Gabby have “front-loaded” their experience by visiting other destinations prior to the … More Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
Friday, February 14, 2020 Happy Valentine’s Day! I am thinking about Rich who is basking away in -7 degrees in Minneapolis. He has a show tonight and I hope it goes well. Love you, Babe. Today is our last full day on the Elite and that makes everyone on board a little bit melancholy. We … More Final Full Day on the Elite
(Guest post by Janet) We realized from Alan’s comments that we really haven’t identified most of the other passengers in pictures. Some of these photos you’ve already seen, but we’ll try to identify who the players are. We definitely did not focus on getting good pix of them, so you get what you get! Y’all … More Passenger Recap
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 Wow – it was a wild ride last night as we rounded the northernmost point of Isabela Island, came back across the Equator (does that mean we are Double Shellbacks?) and finally moored near Rabida Island. Janet and I have been wearing “Sea Bands” for our entire journey since we boarded … More Hiking to the Top
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Last night we moored after dinner and stayed put all night long. We are still on Fernandina Island. Ahhhh – so calm, so quiet. Janet and I both slept pretty well, but after yesterday’s boondoggle hiking the lava field, we decided once was enough. We choose to skip the morning hike … More Shellbacks!!!
Tues Feb 11, 2020 Last night was a “rock and roller” of a night on the boat as we made our way around the Southwest tip of Isabela. We started motoring around midnight and it seemed like we were in huge swells for most of the night. No seasickness in our cabin, but it did … More Gentle Giants in the Wild