Today is our last day in paradise, and even though we are from different backgrounds, we are one in the magic of the Galapagos Islands. We visited from Fernandina to San Cristobal Island, the youngest and one of the oldest in the archipelago, on our journey of discovery.

We started early in the morning with a walk searching for the only land iguana that lives here, while surrounded by cacti that have trunks like a tree. We came back for breakfast and then water activities like snorkeling, glass-bottom boating, and kayaking along the shore. We were greeted by sea lions and turtles while we explored.

Up next, San Cristobal Island is one of the oldest in the Galapagos. We repositioned to Cerro Brujo for our last walk over a white sandy beach, near the turquoise ocean together with sea lions. Then we boarded the ship and passed by Kicker Rock, an impressive tuff formation jutting out of the shoreline, as the sun was setting on the horizon. We gathered in the lounge to celebrate our day; a frigatebird flew near us, like it was saying goodbye with no one noticing.

Not many people travel to the Galapagos, for it is not easy. There is a deep appreciation for those who make the journey. We were honored to be part of their unforgettable experience and hope one day they have the will and power to make a positive change in this wonderful world of ours.

“We must rethink our indoctrinated acknowledge, the methodical saying ‘don’t humanize the animals’ and instead ‘animalize the human’ by perceiving our surrounding with all our senses; embracing nature with our true-spirit by coexistence and respect for one another, so we can become one with nature as we once were.”  -Celso Montalvo.

Farewell amigos!