So here is my baby on her big adventure to the Galapagos Islands. She did a study abroad for school there. Nice huh?
There are tons of sea lions all over and she swam with this one and got some really neat photos. You can see them all over on my Flickr account if you want to go and take a look.
This is the only place in the whole world that has marine iguanas. They learned to feed on the algae underwater. Each of the islands has a different iguana. Only one kind on each of the islands.
I told her this one looks like he has corn stuck all over it! He is not an underwater feeder. I think it is just the black ones.
Doesn't he look like he could take over the world? Their black color makes them blend into the lava rocks.
Here is one underwater feeding. Notice the fish checking him out? Apparently they are everywhere and very territorial so the fish was trying to scare the iguana away!
Chocolate chip star fish (I think that's what she called it)
They swam around the sea turtles too.
And swam through these caverns. So cool!
Here is the BIG goofball underwater. Taking a photo of herself!
Then after the course was done she and her friend Roya took this "bus" (and I use the term loosely) to Banos for a few days. They actually flew into Quito Ecuador and took a boat to the GI. It is over 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador! Anyway, back to Banos. They stayed at a hostel run by an Australian family and said it was very nice.
Ond day they rode bikes about 10 miles to go to this waterfall. It rained the whole time! The waterfall is beautiful (and so is she). Then they needed to get back and everyone told them to just flag down a "bus" but when they tried, all the people just waved back at them and kept going! LOL. She was quite a novelty while she was there since there are no native blondes. One native told her that blonde equals power!
She had a wonderful time and learned a lot and made it back safely. What an experience! She will be turning 21 on Sunday, she just missed the 8/8/88 birthdate. Started out a little bit late and still is a little late!! Love ya, Kelsey!!