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23 September 2012 / leggypeggy

Out of the corner of my eye in the Galapagos

Rabida Island

Rabida Island

My friend, Maggie, collects stones from the places she travels. She likes it when other travellers bring stones and rocks from their trips too.

I wanted to bring her one from the Galapagos, but it’s against the law to remove any organic matter from the islands. Normally I wouldn’t worry about that, but this place is so peaceful and so special, that I’m sure any pilfering would have a bad effect on my karma forever.

So Maggie, you’ll have to settle for these specimens (starfish included), photographed on the gorgeous red beaches of Rabida Island.

I loved this beach and couldn’t help myself. I took way too many photos and am sharing way too many here. Pick one and I’ll get it blown up for you when I get home.

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  1. Potsie / Sep 23 2012 3:33 pm

    It’s a similar story when visiting the Petrified Forest in Arizona. If every tourist picked up a tiny memento piece there would be nothing left for the World to enjoy.


    • leggypeggy / Sep 23 2012 10:44 pm

      So true Potsie. Guess Maggie won’t be getting any rocks from the Petrified Forest either! 🙂


  2. lmo58 / Sep 23 2012 5:06 pm

    Hi Peggy,
    I’m sorry you weren’t able to get any stones or rocks but thank you for sharing your photos. Have you found out why the sand is red?


    • leggypeggy / Sep 23 2012 10:45 pm

      Hi Louise, there are different theories about why the sand is red. Now I can’t remember any of them! But the rocks are red, so they’ll certainly break down to red sand.


  3. Troy / Sep 24 2012 1:36 pm

    Wonderful pictures of a magical place. I can’t wait to go. Thank you Peggy.


    • leggypeggy / Sep 24 2012 11:15 pm

      Hi Troy, so glad you are enjoying the pics. You are so right, the Galapagos Islands are completely magical. There are more pics to come. Not lots, but some.


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