There is a six-foot boundary law for all animals on the islands. As humans, it was our duty to keep that distance even though the birds, who approached us regularly didn't seem to care about the rule.
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The islands are right smack on the equator, give or take a degree or two. The weather is usually a balmy 87 degrees, but it feels like it's 95 and the sun is relentless.
Whenever I tell people that I was born in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador, they always say, "I didn't know there were any people on the Galápagos. I thought only strange animals lived there."
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