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Posts Tagged: "galapagos"

SwimTrek’s 5 Best Winter Sun Swimming Getaways

It’s cold. We get it. Though we love a cold-water dip here at SwimTrek HQ, it doesn’t quite compare to a warm swimming holiday abroad. If you’re longing for a swimming fix that’s the next level up from your local swimming pool, we’ve picked out some of our favourite destinations for enjoying the...

Life in and out the waters of the Galápagos

If the lure of the water and the golden beaches isn’t enough to get you to the Galápagos, then maybe I can convince you with the insane wildlife it has to offer. With and abundance of land and sea creatures the Galápagos is a never ending treat for us nature lovers. Galapagos Fur Seal Let’s...

The Galapagos gives, and it’s non-stop giving.

As a lifetime open water devotee, I was intrigued when I stumbled on a advertisement for a SwimTrek holiday back in the early 2000’s. It seemed like such a fantastic idea. I had been on many self-supported bicycle tours, open water events, and competed in local triathlons, but what I really liked...

Final Swim. A cracker- Fran in the Galapagos

All good things come to an end. Well I guess that’s true as SwimTrek finishes today. Would it be the sensational last day we hope for? You betcha! Everyone was very chatty on the walk to the port. Last day brings an extra energy even though some have picked up coughs and colds! Into the water...

Day 5 Tintoreras- Fran in the Galapagos

This morning it was hot as we headed to Tintoreras, a bay made up of lava channels and home to assorted wildlife. Predominantly the iguana. The water here is yet another shade of blue. More a beautiful emerald colour. We got off the boat and walked along the rough path, lead by Fernando. We saw...

Day 4: Isola Isabela- Fran in the Galapagos

Tortuga is the remains of a collapsed volcano. It’s shaped like a horse shoe. The water was delicious. Perfect temperature. Nice little current and plenty to see along the way – both above and below the water. Frigate birds, sea lions, masses of fish, and of course marine iguanas. And of course...

Day 3 : Isola Isabela- Fran in the Galapagos

Breakfast was a 7am at Deli Cafe next door to our hotel. Better than yesterday’s at LoLo Cafe. A good coffee is a definite when we have a long day planned. Then it was luggage downstairs ready for the trip across to Isola Isabela our next stay. The swimming group are bonding and it’s fun and...

Day 2: A Glorious Galapagos- Fran in the Galapagos

When you have a big day ahead it’s a good idea not to miss breakfast. So at 7am we headed to LoLo (the cafe next to our hotel) for the standard swimmers breakfast. Eggs, bread, juice and coffee. By 8 am we were on the bus for the 30 min ride across the island to board our boats. There are two...

First day in paradise- Fran in the Galapagos

Our plane flight was short. An hour and half. The view on arrival was promising. Blue and calm Let the Trek begin! We were met by the Swim Trek guides, Kelly and Marlys, and settled into the airport outdoor seating area to await some fellow swimmers. The temperature is warm and slightly humid but...