My Galapagos Adventure – Day Five

No More Gilligan’s Island

IMG_0055Today we wake up not to silence and isolation.  No more do we feel happily lost at sea on a deserted island, free from the internet and telephone. Quite the opposite. We are at Academy Bay, the harbor at Puerto Ayora, the busiest city in Galapagos with a population of about 9000 people, out of a total of about 33,000 living in all of Galapagos.  Let me put that in perspective for a moment: the stadium at the University of Michigan holds 109,901 excited screaming fans – almost four times the population in the entire quiet Galapagos archipelago. In 2014, 30,000 people finished and 33,000 people started the Pittsburgh marathon. … Continue Reading