Isabela is the largest island in Galapagos but it’s much less developed than Santa Cruz. Puerto Villamil used to be a penal colony and today there’s a small village here with a few shops, hostels and restaurants. There are two other kid boats in the anchorage (1 Australian and 1 Scottish) and the boys are in heaven. Yesterday morning all the kids were swimming together in the bay and the penguins came over to join them. They had so much fun and an experience to remember forever! The sea lions are plentIful here too and the marine iguanas are even bigger than on Santa Cruz. We’re planning to leave tomorrow or the day after depending on when we finish the last maintenance jobs. We’ll provide regular position updates on http://blog.mailasail.com/rehua
This is going to be our longest crossing yet and could take us more than a month (but fingers crossed it will be less than that!) and we’re ready for it! Next stop Marquesas!