Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 27

Galapagos Overview – by Marike

The first things that come to mind when I think of the different Galapagos islands   San Cristóbal Sea lions. Definitely sea lions. They where everywhere! The last time we saw sea-lions was when we were in South Africa, but they weren’t so plentiful or so bold as the ones in the Galápagos. XD I …

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Oct 14

The night of the sea lions – by Karin (The Mom)

We love the fact that we are sailing in a Mono-hull. That is, if we don’t think of the speed with which Catamarans sail, or the fact that they hardly roll at sea, or their great view out of the saloon…. Seriously, we DO love sailing in Shang-Du and we especially appreciated her finer Mono-hull …

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Oct 14

Arriving in Galapagos – by Marike

First thing you need to know about the Galápagos, is that they’re VERY STRICT. You have to apply in advance if you want to visit the islands and even then you are restricted to three islands unless you are willing to pay more than the already hefty “entrance fee”. Most cruisers tend to avoid the …

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Oct 14

Good morning Shelter Bay! – by Marike

Close your eyes. We are now travelling back in time. Okay, we’ve arrived – you can open your eyes now.   “Good morning Shelter Bay Marina…” As the voice crackles over our radio, I tie my hair up in a loose bun. “…is there any medical, emergency or priority traffic? Please come now.” The last …

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