Galapagos island hopping

Galapagos is a damn good place to take a holiday. As soon as we managed to grab three days leave ahead of the Ecuadorian bank holiday, we jumped on a four-day trip with Sharksky, one of the local operators. We could not have been busier. First we sailed to Enderby and Champion islands, near Floreana, […]


The Boat People

While I was as weak as a newborn kitten for the first few days after my illness, I soon made a full recovery and island life settled into its familiar routine. Lucia is absent from school, which makes it all very peaceful. The supply teacher, Jenny, doesn’t speak English and doesn’t seem to like teaching […]


Ending up in hospital…

I have discovered there is something annoying about writing a blog. Unfortunately, if you write a blog, you have to make a vague stab at being truthful even when you’ve plumbed previously inconceivable depths of idiocy. This blog should be about the Saturday I spent snorkelling with baby sealions and ploughing through dark and choppy […]