Early this morning we find ourselves at Baltra Island and, sadly, we must disembark the MS National Geographic Islander and head back to Guayaquil. We enjoy a lovely breakfast on board and while waiting for confirmation of our incoming aircraft, we watch an interesting Galapagos documentary film featuring TV and movie star, Alan Alda, and our very own expedition leader Lynn Fowler!
In due course we head for Baltra Airport. Believe it or not this tiny airport boasts a comfortable business lounge, and Richard and Dawn have reserved it. Here we´re able to rest a while before boarding our flight back to the mainland. After such a wonderful week it is sad leaving the Galapagos Islands but at least we´re heading back to a very comfortable hotel in Guayaquil!
This evening we enjoy a special Italian buffet dinner in the hotel´s Portofino Restaurant, reserved exclusively for the Furlongs party. Much pre-paid wine is consumed (!) and an excellent time is enjoyed by all.