Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

 

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

By Cacinda Maloney

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos  – Literally hundreds of stories start and end right here at the Galapagos Post Office. Written by those who have experienced the Galapagos Islands, there is a tiny spot on Floreana Island, where since the 19th century, whalers have kept a wooden barrel for mail at Post Office Bay. This mail can be picked up and delivered by who ever passes through here, all you have to do is take it and deliver it!

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Tourists by the hundreds (maybe thousands) stop by the post office and go thru the mail every day, each one checking carefully to see if there is someone from his or her neighborhood. If you are lucky enough to find one, you are supposed to take it with you and either put a stamp or hand deliver it yourself.

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Many looked warn and tattered, but this one in particular interested me:

BGF:  Baby Girl Foster: A postcard to the baby that wasn’t born yet!

It read:

10/20/10

“We left this here when Mom was 25 weeks pregnant with you.  You snorkeled and you saw sharks, rays and turtles. We hope you enjoyed your time here.” Love Mom Alicia and Dad Chris

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Wouldn’t it be cool to find BBF and get this post card to her from her parents?

Our whole group was into searching thru the post cards to see if there was someone we could take the cards back to.  I even wrote one myself to my Mom, so maybe one day she will receive it:

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

I hope one day, it finds it way to a small town in Texas where I am from!

UPDATE: 

2/22/15 I received this email from my Father: ”

“Today your Mom got a card from you dated 1-28-15. A picture of a ship that says Galapagos Ecuador.
The card looks like it has been in the water. Someone has written on it in ink: picked up on Floreana Island on 2-12-15 and taken back to Lubbock, Texas and mailed on 22 Feb, with a name signed K. Cooper. I thought this was strange. Do you know where you mailed it?”

LOL

Disclosure:  My trip to the Galapagos Islands was sponsored by Ecoventura, a luxury yacht company that takes two 7 night guided itinerary tours through the Galapagos Islands.

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6 Comments

  1. Alex Travel February 14, 2015 at 6:33 am

    That’s such a cool idea! Did you see any from Ottawa haha I’ll be on the next boat to get it!

    • Cacinda Maloney February 14, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Ha ha, I didn’t look for Ottawa, but have a great time! I know you will!

  2. Hannah @Getting Stamped February 15, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I’ve been here before! Loved our cruise with Ecoventura, they are the best way to see the Galapagos Islands. Who was your leader on your boat?

    • Cacinda Maloney February 18, 2015 at 3:40 am

      Our naturalists were Ivan and Orlando. They were terrific!

  3. Debb December 19, 2015 at 11:11 am

    We are headed for the Galapagos on January 4, 2015. Sixty-seven day cruise around SA with a 6-day excursion to Galapagos & Machu Picchu. I think the above is quite interesting. Not sure if we will be on that island. Hope so. Would love to try the experience.

    • Cacinda Maloney December 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      What? 67 days cruise! You rock! Have fun Debb, I hope you make it to Floreana and the Post Office Bay!

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