Weekly Wanders 7: A Goat, a Cave, and Puerto Ayora

We’re starting to get used to the fact that we’re living in the Galápagos and the days are passing by faster than ever. We’ve been here almost four weeks now, it’s really hard to believe. Taxi drivers wave to us as they pass by, bus drivers know to wait for us, and the local señoritas in Bellavista are getting to know our names.

This week we’ve been catching up on our local wanderings, finally meandering over to los Tuneles del Amor, only a five minute walk from our house. They’re privately owned, discovered decades ago when the owner’s father was out searching for water in a drought. When you get to the end there are several more caves off the regular trail that you can continue to explore. I’m sure we’ll be back to dig a little deeper in the future, their grandeur was really quite fascinating.

We’ve spent a few nights out in Puerto Ayora, getting to know the area with our friend Scotty before he heads off next week. It’s great for us because we’re forced to go out when we’d otherwise probably stay home and work.

Next week we’ve got plenty of activities planned before Scotty heads off, but for now I give you some local shots.

 

This week I wandered…

tuneles del amor - bellavista, galapagosLos tuneles del Amor

 

donkey in bellavista, santa cruz, galapagosPast a neighbour’s pet goat in Bellavista

 

puerto ayora - santa cruz, galapagosPuerto Ayora on a hot, sunny day

 

Puerto Ayora, Galapagos at nightPuerto Ayora at night

 

michelada, puerto ayora galapagosSampling the local cerveza; beer with salt, lime and hot pepper

 

What have you been up to this week?

I often feel like I’m living in a disorientated dream where fairytale and reality collide and one day I’m suddenly going to wake up a robot living a boring life. But then I pinch myself and realize “nope… this is it”. Weekly wanders is my visual account of life on the road, dreaming big, and having a lot of fun doing it. Weigh in on your favourite photo in the comments section!

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