Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Our group (The Lazy Iguanas) are on the Panga (Dinghy) from the ship to shore. This was our 2nd ride on the panga (the 1st one was the ride from the Baltra Island to the ship. From the left to right are Sandi, Priya, Alexa, Lauren, Emily, Josh, Zach, Andy, Randi, and Howard (the Lead Iguana). The other iguanas not in the picture are david (u can see his nice legs on the left) and our guide Pato (holding the walking sticks on the right).

The Panga ride generally takes 5 minutes except when we go along the side of an island to see animals or birds in which case we spend up to 30 minutes.

You'll know ahead of time whether you're in for a "wet landing" (you'll get wet wading ashore, typically on a sand beach) or a "dry landing" (there's a rock formation that's used as a dock and you can step from the panga directly to the shore). Either way, you should always be prepared for getting dunked.


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