Interestingly, many of the early
settlers came from Europe in search of a simpler and better life. Harsh reality proved them wrong!
Nowadays most of the new
settlers come from Ecuador with basically the same wishes.
To the north is Baltra Island with the main airport connection to
the Ecuador mainland.
Our cruise started and ended here.
A trip to Charles Darwin Station and its turtle breeding program is
mandatory for all tourists that visit the Galapagos Islands.
Other locations we visited were Bachas Beach and Dragon Hill to the
north, and a rancho high up in the Highlands.