While waiting for Disney to call with a job of a voice over specialist in their latest wildlife animated movie, I have been practicing my skills on locals cats, dogs, bunnies and geese.
My children and husband roll their eyes and pretend not to recognize me or pat my shoulder and mouth to strangers that I am out on a day pass.
The Galapagos Islands of Ecuador were originally named by early explorers Las Isles Encantades (The Enchanted Isles). Whatever you call them, this collection of islands are home to an astounding variety of animals, many seen no where else on earth. So many animals to talk to so little time.
While booking our trip to Peru the relative proximity of the Galápagos Islands jumped off the map at me. Lying in the Pacific Ocean 1000 kms from Ecuador Dave pointed out this was not exactly next door.
“It’s almost on our way home,” I reasoned.
In retort I received a slight grin with accompanied eye roll.
“Think of all the animals I can talk to!” came my exuberant response.
That didn’t help my case. Go figure.
The story has a happy ending and we find ourselves in the most extraordinary collection of volcanic islands where there has been little foot print of human involvement.
My animal conversation skills are being put to full use. Most often I find myself apologizing for almost stepping on the profuse and cleverly camouflaged wildlife
“So sorry! Oops please excuse me Mr and Mrs Iguana and 200 of your closest relatives.
As expected Wifi on the Galapagos is similar to the prehistoric animal friends. I am currently crashing a local wedding to post this. Great live music as I tuck myself into the back corner. 🙂