Galapagos – Day 7
Our 7th day started on Isla Santa Maria with a wet landing at Post Office Bay and the Floreana Barrel post office drop. The post office drop is an interesting one. People from all over the world drop cards and letters here. Visitors go through the mail in the barrel on arrival and take cards that are addressed to people living near them home for delivery. Some cards make it, some do not.
We spent a lovely lazy morning on the beach after posting our cards into the barrel. The rains are late this year so everything was very dry. A few plants were taking a chance by blooming early.
This was the island that a group of Norwegians tried to colonize and failed miserably. Some of the remnants of their buildings are still apparent. A German Baroness and her entourage also tried to set up shop here. There are still about 100 people living on the island – they are decendants of the Witt family. I wish I was more of a botanist – some very interesting plants – similar to cotton and passion fruit.