Riding like a Gaucho

It wasn’t so much that my legs hurt, everything hurt. I dismounted from the saddle and staggered around the horse, removing sheepskin, gaucho saddle, cinches and blankets before removing the halter and allowing my horse to wander the inside paddock for the remainder of the evening. I had successfully completed my first day as a … Continue reading Riding like a Gaucho

Galapagos II: Giant Tortoises, Penguins & Blue-Footed Boobies

The Galápagos giant tortoise is the largest species in the world, living to over 100 years and weighing as much as 250kgs. I knew they were big, but when the boulders under the trees started moving, it was only then I realised just how large they really are. The Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa … Continue reading Galapagos II: Giant Tortoises, Penguins & Blue-Footed Boobies

Galapagos I: Sea Lions & Iguanas

The best thing about the Galapagos Islands, is that all the animals, birds and sea-life living there just go about their days as they would normally, unimpressed by humans wielding cameras. Boats, lounge chairs, picnic benches and footpaths are considered their territory, and in our hotel, one of the lounge areas now has a sign … Continue reading Galapagos I: Sea Lions & Iguanas