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7 September 2012 / leggypeggy

Going to the Galapagos

Poor John and I are in Quito, Ecuador. We head to the Galapagos Islands in about seven hours. Doubt that I’ll have internet access. Assuming that is the case (and that I don’t post anything before I go to bed), we’ll be back on the 11th. Stay tuned.

P.S. I think this is our boat.

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  1. Potsie / Sep 7 2012 1:16 pm
    • leggypeggy / Sep 7 2012 1:17 pm

      I saw that too. 😦
      Hope I can get pics of other ancient turtles.

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      • Potsie / Sep 7 2012 1:24 pm

        It makes my heart break.

        Have a great time on the Galapagos islands. It’s one of the things to do on my bucket list.

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      • leggypeggy / Sep 7 2012 1:42 pm

        We feel so blessed to be able to go. It’s only possible because our first trip plan fell through.

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  2. lmo58 / Sep 7 2012 5:34 pm

    Enjoy the Galapagos Peggy. That looks like one really good, and comfortable, boat. Will look forward to the next lot of photos.

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 7 2012 7:48 pm

      We’re looking forward to it. Thanks for the good wishes.

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  3. Potsie / Sep 9 2012 11:14 am

    I was going to post that link about Lonesome George, too. Such a loss. Maybe when you visit they will have some new information. I read they plan to embalm him and maybe he will someday be on display so no one forgets his magnificent species. I assume they will keep DNA samples and maybe in the future he can be cloned.

    I’m not always in favor of cloning but when a species goes instinct because of human interference instead of a them going extinct because they have run their evolutionary course… I think they deserve a second chance.

    Have a great time. I envy you going to Galapagos.

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    • leggypeggy / Sep 12 2012 7:29 am

      We loved the Galapagos and saw Lonesome George’s pen. His memory is treated with great honour here. I didn’t hear about any cloning or other measures though. Will be posting lots of blog items on the Galapagos — a truly unbelievable place.

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