Our last day of excursions and fun began with a trip to some massive lava tunnels formed by the solidifying of the outside of a molten-lava flow years and years ago.
Tortoises in the Wild
The lava tunnels were on private land, and nearby was also some private land with tortoises in the wild. (The previous ones were all in pens) In order to get onto the land, though, we had to suit up in WELLIES!
From there, we hopped on the ferry from Santa Cruz to Baltra and then straight to the Baltra Airport.
Back in our Quito hotel rooms, we took quick showers and changed into clothes for dinner at Uncle Ho’s restaurant. This is where we spent our last night together, laughing and singing and dancing and drinking delicious drinks like “Me Love You Longtime”.
Liz left at 9PM – saying good-bye and catching her flight back to the states. I caught a flight early the next morning. Really a remarkable trip.
Update from December 2012:
It’s worthwhile to note that – eight months later – Liz’s frequent sea sickness and exhausted naps were fully explained: