January 12, 2008
Our trip to the Galapagos has begun. It was time to leave Guayaquil (please see that post). We woke up at the crack of dawn, suitcases outside the door by 7:00 – some to be taken to the ship, others held for the Peru leg of the trip (please see that post). We had not met any of our fellow travelers, but headed down to breakfast. In the elevator we met a nice couple from D.C. (Joanne and Frank), she an internist with a geriatric specialty (sound familiar?) and he an endocrinologist. Seems there are quite a few doctors on this trip. After breakfast it was off to the airport for the short, 1.5 hour flight to Baltra in the Galapagos. We got to the landing to board the zodiacs for the ship, and found several sea lions sleeping on the deck.