Galápagos Day 9: Santa Cruz to Quito

After a week on the Galapagos Islands we are slowing making our way home. We left the Hotel Las Palmeros at 7:30 a.m. for the bus trip halfway across Santa Cruz Island to see the stunning view of the twin craters at Los Gemelos, a volcanic formation resulting from sinking magma …

Los Gemelos on Santa Cruz Island
Ecuador • 0°37’29.80″ S 90°23’3.67″ W
Nikon D600 • Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 100 mm • ISO 160 • 1/250 sec at f/5.3

Then we took the bus the rest of the way to the north end of Santa Cruz for the ferry across Itabaca Canal to Baltra Island.

Boarding the Santa Cruz-Baltra Ferry
Ecuador • 0°29’15.72″ S 90°16’49.57″ W
Nikon D600 • Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 28 mm • ISO 100 • 1/1600 sec at f/3.5

Then on to another bus for the quick ride to the Baltra Airport. After a short delay waiting for the plane to arrive we took off for Guayaquil …

Aboard AeroGal flight 39 from Baltra to Guayaquil
Ecuador • 0°26’42” S 90°16’10.2″ W
Apple iPhone 4S • ISO 50 • 1/1900 sec at f/2.4

… and then on to Quito.

Our return home continues tomorrow with a 2 a.m. wake up call for our 6 a.m. flight to Houston.

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