Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

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Our second stop in the Solomon Islands was the capital city of Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal. A major World World II battle site between the U.S. and Japan, children come up to the top of the hill where the memorial is and try to sell old war buttons, …

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Day 3: North Seymour and Rabida Island

Sea Lion pup trying to wake its mother up to nurse
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January 1, 2012: After another amazing breaky this morning (buffet of every kind of deliciousness: fruits, french toast, scrambled eggs, and usually one local Ecuadorian concoction), we had a dry landing on the island of North Seymour. Our guide today was Daniella, a 24-year old Galapagos native who absolutely loved …

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Day 2: Guayaquil to Galapagos

Sally Lightfoot Crab on Las Bachas, Galapagos
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Saturday, Dec. 31: Early start this morning! 6:30am jackpot buffet breaky at the Hilton Colon, 7:30 bus from the hotel to airport to catch the 8:30 flight to the Galapagos and arrived to beautiful, tropical, equatorial weather at 10:00am.  We landed on the island of Baltra and took a five …

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Big Checkers

Afternoon Portraits
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The last time I had seen August and Thomas was in June, and I had only met my 3 month old niece Ravenna once, so it was fun for us to have a few days to spend together and catch up. August and Thomas loved playing “big checkers” (as August …

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