Just imagine the Galapagos…with no majestic giant tortoise, no quizzical looking blue footed boobies, no sea lions taking over the park benches on the water front, or no dinosaur-like marine iguanas sun-baking on the rocks.
It’s a scary thought – but if not for one action 50 years ago, that’s how the Galapagos Islands could be now.
As a holiday destination, we reckon the sea gets a bit of a rough deal. Together with its buddies (lakes, rivers and bays), the ocean makes up 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. Yet, when it comes to planning an adventure – the other 30 percent seems to get all the love.
So if you like to be near nice beaches, swimming pools and sea views, why not take that next step (or splash) and head for the high seas, low lakes and long rivers of the world on one of these epic aquatic adventures…
Unless your numbers came up in the lottery or your BFF has a VBB (very big boat), chances are you think a yachting holiday is out of reach. Ah but that was before Intrepid added sailing to its exciting range of Marine adventures. Christian Wolters from Intrepid Canada couldn’t wait to hit the high seas…
“Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha going to do, watcha gonna do when they come for you?
Not exactly a sea shanty, but it worked just as well when we were pulling the lines on our fifty foot sail boat north of Dubrovnik, just off of Croatia’s coastline. We had been sailing all day through a nice gale of over fifty knot winds and three meter high waves. Of the eight passengers, three of us elected to help our German skipper Robin reef the sails and set the boat up for a controlled close hauled tack. Watching the sea break against the rocks on the shore I was amazed to think that this was the same Adriatic Sea that had gently carried us for seven days south down the coast.