Post Office Bay, Isla Floreana

Wednesday afternoon, we went kayaking and took a trip to Post Office Bay.

My videos of the Galápagos green sea turtles won’t upload, so I will post them when I get home next week.

Post Office Bay is one of the oldest traditions on the Galápagos Islands. Dating back to whaling times, the whalers would stop at Isla Floreana, and visit Post Office Bay. If they found anything at the “post office” near where they’d be heading, they’d take it and hand carry the letters to the recipients. This tradition continues today. Visitors look for letters addressed near their homes, and take them with a promise to hand deliver them. Visitors may also leave a letter or postcard in the barrel, hoping that a future visitor will deliver it.

View from Post Office Bay.

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