By: Katie Wilbur/Women's Lacrosse
Hey Bulldog fans!
It was fantastic! The best part of the trip was how close you could get to the animals without them caring in the least! There were many different types of birds and reptiles on the islands but none of them fear humans as a predator so they don't mind you stepping right over them. There were many times that Marine Iguanas and Sea lions were sleeping across the path and didn't even move as we approached. Among my favorite animals we saw were the Blue Footed Boobies, penguins, and the Galapagos Sea Lions. We only spotted a few penguins as it was the end of their season in the region, but all the other animals were abundant! One morning I was even able to see a Blue Whale surface and dive a few times as well as a few pods of dolphins! Living on a floating hotel for a week was also an experience but it was a lot of fun getting to know the other passengers as well as the crew. While on board we woke up early everyday, but we were also privileged to a midday siesta almost everyday, and boy could I get used to that lifestyle!
Now that I am back safely on land and in the United States I don't have many plans for the rest of the summer. However, I will be busy working as a lifeguard on Canandaigua Lake, taking a summer school class, of course getting all of my summer workouts in, and hopefully fitting in a lot of pick up lacrosse! One of the great things about home is that everyone plays lacrosse and I don't need to look far for someone to play catch with or someone to shoot on me!
That's all for now!