Galápagos is one of the most magical places I have ever been – and I think that anyone can ever go to. It is literally, as Dan often says, a view of what the world might have looked like if evolution had gone differently. If you ever get a chance, please please please go see this amazing place. It is truly beyond words – which is why I will sum up our Galápagos experience with pictures. Enjoy.
Dad, Pops, P. Seed, Tricky Tubby Tommy, Tommy Willabee Bear – he is a man of many names. However, the new (and possibly best) nickname thus far – Sashimi Tom – was earned onboard the Treasure of Galápagos, where the man and the myth gained legendary status.
When we hit the Island of Santa Cruz and saw the fisherman’s port, his cogs started turning. The fishermen were bringing up their catch, while pelicans and sea lions alike dove in amongst the fishermen’s legs to catch scraps. While most of us marveled at how close these wild animals were getting to the fisherman, P. Seed saw delicious Yellowfin Tuna and the possibility of fresh Galápagos Sashimi. He proceeded to buy a 10 lb tuna for $8 – first time anyone on our boat had ever thought to do something like this. He gave it to our boat chef and we enjoyed a delicious feast of Sashimi. Everyone on the boat was thrilled at this special treat. Dad was a champion. But the tale is not over. Continue reading