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Once in a Lifetime (topic moved here)
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posted 04-02-2007 10:16 PM ET (US)
Author Topic: how do I tie this in, hmmm....
blackdog54 posted 03-30-2007 10:56 PM ET (US)
Well, I guess it is my love for the water and for Whalers that will be the connection.
Today, my partner and I won a 10-day, 9-night stay in the Galapagos islands, courtesy of National Geographic.
We will fly from the U.S. to Ecuador, then on an expedition ship to 4-5 of the Galapagos islands, complete with diving, RIBs, snorkeling, Nat'l Geographic wet and dry tours.
I am still reeling from the notification. I have never created a website but will do so, and keep the forum posted.
I CAN NOT believe this unique opportunity. Trip is in Sept.
After a rough week, this was welcome news.
Anyone been there? Any recommendations?
and, finally... have fun!
Just don't come back here telling these guys that Darwin was right, you'll start a religious war! :)
In all the excitement, don't forget about the upcoming NorCal rendezvous...hope you can make it. H.B.--you're a bad, bad dude (with a great sense of humor and timing).
Deepwater, I have heard about the dragons, I've got to look into this.
I am already planning (6 mos in advance) for all the things I need to get in place. I have friends who traveled there last year, who are in England for this week, but I want to pick their brains as well. I've got to learn how to create a web page to chronicle the trip.
Last night I was thinking to myself, WOW, this is great, think of all of the great gear I need to buy.....
Tony, we are still hoping to make No Cal but will not know until that week, partner has court case that I am hoping will be cancelled.
Make sure your volume is up and click on Launch site on the left. Give it a minute to load.
OK, I moved it here Jimh.
Anyway folks, trip coming together will keep you all posted. I am going to try to put a website together for anyone who is interested to follow it when the time comes in Late Sept.
Thanks for all of your great feedback.-Linda
posted 04-11-2007 12:53 AM ET (US)
Make sure you understand all the luggage weight restrictions.
I understand there can be some strict ones to the Galapagos.
Check out water temperatures -- it can be down right cool
posted 04-11-2007 04:36 PM ET (US)
Weight limit is 44 lbs/per person in/out of Galapagos, likely due to the puddle-jumper from Guayaquil to the islands. I have heard between Ecuador and the U.S. they are a bit more flexible.
Yes, cooler waters but the expedition ship will provide wet (not dry) suits and fins. We have our own masks and snorkels from local snorkeling her at the Cove in La Jolla.
We still have not decided on a date, likely late Sept. vs late Oct. due to things like wet/dry seasons, water temps, animals most likely to encounter, etc. Just starting to read up.
The Nat'l Geographic naturalist-in-residence will be showing us the ropes.
I am still in shock at the opportunity that we have been handed.
Hope to see you at the NorCal rendevous (will not know if we can go until that week).
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