Tag Archives: Volunterism

Galapagossip or Diary of a Galapagos Volunteer… by Sue Gardner

This blog is the story of how I ended up becoming a volunteer at the age of 54 to work in the exotic equatorial location of Galapagos. I blame my granny. She told me I should travel while I was … Continue reading

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The grown-up gapper: a sea of turbulence – Galapagos – and a city of angels

Our gapper finds her sea legs and swims with sharks in the Galápagos, before leaving South America and discovering a new mood in the United States. By Ruth Holliday, 14 Nov 2008, (Go To Source) Telegraph.co.uk       I … Continue reading

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The grown-up gapper: trekking the Sierra Negra crater – Galapagos

Our gapper explores the volcanic birthplace of the Galápagos’s Isabela island with a day-long trek to the Sierra Negra crater. By Ruth Holliday, 30 Oct 2008, (Go To Source) Telegraph.co.uk       In geological terms, the Galápagos Islands are … Continue reading

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The grown-up gapper: Isabela’s dark past – Galapagos

 Ruth Holliday takes a mishap-strewn cycle ride in the Galápagos Islands to the aptly named Wall of Tears. By Ruth Holliday, 04 Nov 2008, (Go To Source) Telegraph.co.uk           It’s a heavenly life on modern-day Isabela … Continue reading

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The grown-up gapper: lending a hand in the Galápagos

Ruth Holliday takes charge of a classroom and mucks in at Isabela’s Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. By Ruth Holliday 12 Nov 2008 – (Go To Source) Telegraph.co.uk   Gap-year volunteer work is not always an altruistic choice. In my case, … Continue reading

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The grown-up gapper: under the spell of Isabela – Galapagos

As she settles into her new home on the Galapagos island of Isabela, our gapper discovers an oasis of calm where even the wildlife takes it easy.   By Ruth Holliday, 28 Oct 2008, (Go To Source) Telegraph.co.uk      … Continue reading

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The grown-up gapper: close encounters on the Galápagos

Ruth Holliday is enthralled by the fearless wildlife on the Galápagos Islands, and meets their most famous resident, who proves to be less lonesome than expected By Ruth Holliday, 24 Oct 2008 (Go To Source) Telegraph.co.uk Ruth sees and ‘ornamental’ pelican. … Continue reading

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