Galapagos, circa 1973

I am officially finished with my Galapagos Flash project. HALLELUJAH.

And I am therefore now finally getting around to posting these images from my dad's trip to the Galapagos in 1973. He spent several months there working on research for his phD thesis in geology--living with several other scientists and a few natives in tents and shanties, traveling from island to island during the day. It was sort of a golden era for the Galapagos; tourists hadn't yet discovered the islands, and Ecuadorians had barely begun moving there, either.

I was expecting his slides to be beautiful, but nothing prepared me for how lovely they are. I love the nostalgic sense of adventure in them. Here are just a few:

My personal favorite:
I'll be sure to put my project up as well.

(By the way, I recently did a Breyer post on Rouxby Blog).


lauren said...

(you should probably check to see if he still has those shorts laying around.)

looking forward to seeing the site, I'm sure it's outstanding.

Claire said...

good point, i probably should see if he could bring his beach outfit back into circulation. that would be a great thing for him to wear around beulah.

Zuri said...

Those pictures are just wonderful. Good old times. Your Dad must've loved the Galapagos Islands because it is the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.