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Friday, May 22, 2009

Day 6, Change of plans

We heard yesterday morning from our agent in the Galapagos that Ecuador is not issuing the special permits that allow boats to travel between islands. This has something to do with Swine Flew, which is really strange, because we can still go to the islands and travel between them on ferries and airplanes, we just can't take NAKIA to the other islands. That's the Ecuadorian government in a nutshell, right there.

Since we cannot stay in the Galapagos for our planned 40 days, we need to stall somewhere. So we're going to go to Bahia de Caraquez and say 'hi' to our friends there for a week or two. Fill up on fuel and water then off to the Galapagos.

Distance to Bahia: 217 miles.

It was pretty rough last night, though it's calmed down now, so we're not sure if we will be able to make it in before Monday. We'll see.