Saturday, November 8, 2008

Galapagos Running Camp Review - Day 1 Isabela Island

i'm writing this from guayaquil ecuador. camp is over but lisa and i are here until monday when we fly out on our flights from hell (overnight in the cancun airport!).

camp was awesome! we had an amazing group of 12 runners brave the rediculous chore of getting to isabela island. i know for a fact each of them would say it was well worth the effort. it's a hard place to get to but well worth it. this was truly a once in a lifetime experience... and the price was soo cheap. we had a lot of local help to make this affordable and possible. i think i can say without hesitation that the food was the best i've ever had. we'd eat fish that was just caught hours before and fruit grown often right there on the island. and without further delay... the photos.
flight from guyaquil to baltra, bus from north baltra to south baltra, boat from south baltra to santa cruz, bus from north santa cruz to south santa cruz, boat to isabela - no easy chore

the bus couldn't make it down this coridor so we walked

the girls on the boat; becky, marianne, and christine

cute lil' dood with cheetos

the boat ride to the island was pretty awesome - we saw the three brothers

my first iguana sighting

our whole group before our first workout - a beach walk at sunset


dan and marianne chose to run back
doug, becky, marianne, lisa and dan

after our first hike/run i took the class through our first yoga session - they all left addicted to yoga

gusto, the former 800 meter national champ of ecuador. es muy rapido!

the amazing staff of the wooden house


my neuroma loves this shoe


fastgrrrl said...

Ohmygod. The food! Thanks for the snaps from your past few weeks. Looks awesome. Can't wait to see more. See you tomorrow!

Luke said...

Matt, its about time you posted from paradise!! Ok seriously it looks like an amazing trip, I spent a few days in gauyaquil a few years ago, the central park is pretty cool with all the iguanas, but probably nothing like on the island. Have a safe trip back, can't wait to hear more about the trip!

Hart said...

yeah luke.. guayaquil is a pretty dirty & crazy city that can't really compare to the galapagos islands. so much diversity.

Jamie Donaldson said...

Wow! A trip of a lifetime in paradise! Congratulations on a successful camp!