Santa Cruz (Galapagos) –
We set off for Isabela. We haven’t booked a hotel yet, but when I was there for the last time 7 years ago, some hotel owners welcomed us directly at the jetty and offered us their accommodations. This time we simply do the same.
There is some confusion at the port about where and with whom to check in. There are several speedboat companies and we have to find ours first. Our speedboat is the “Gabi”. In order to make sure that all passengers make it on the right boat, all free range tourists are baptized on “Gabi” and get a name tag. So we join the other Gabis and wait for the departure.
We sit on the small speedboat quite far back and to the outside, the ride will take 2.5 hours and I want to enjoy the view…in general I thought it was a good idea…so for half an hour. After that I reached the adequate soaking level to reconsider the whole thing as a stupid idea. With each wave water is splashing into my face .
After about 1 hour the obligatory vomit bags are handed out and those who are less used to ride with boats accept the offer very gratefully.