Sailing through the western Galapagos Islands with Wilderness Travel on the SS Mary-Anne (16 passenger sailboat) was a bucket list trip. We sailed around the western Galapagos islands, hiking, kayaking and snorkeling every day.
Sea lions swam playfully with us. Sea turtles joined in as well. We watched birds feeding their chicks. Marvelous
Crossing the Equator
Crossing the equator is a special experience. Historically, it was a right of passage for sailors. Once a seaman crossed the equator for the first time, he (or she) transformed from a slimy pollywog to a trusty shellback. This ritual dates back at least 400 years. Our tour leader, Mr. Jan Tiddo Post, suggested a ceremony for us to mark the moment. We chose to write and recite haikus and/or limericks reflecting our trip experiences. Below are mine.
Galapagos Island Haiku & Photos
older than a grandmother
clumsy when it walks
Sleeping sea lion
dozing where the people sit
Is there room for me?