National Geographic Endeavour
Credit: Sven-Olof Lindblad
The first wave of Mission Blue guests arrived in Ecuador late last week. We were met by our gracious Lindblad guides, transported to the National Geographic Endeavor and in the water for the first dive of the day by 1 pm.
Our divers sighted hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, loads of fish and sea lions—some with pups. Later that evening, Sylvia hosted a welcome dinner at Angermeyer Point restaurant in Puerto Ayora, which is owned by her dear friend and Galápagos native, Fiddy Angermeyer.
Dr. Sylvia Earle toasts the crew and early arrivals TED / James Duncan Davidson
Sylvia noted that when she first met Fiddy in 1966, the Galápagos Islands had less than 1000 residents; today there are almost 30,000.…