|Sea lions love hanging out on the public benches|
in the Galapagos. This one was curious about my
Tipu's Chai "vessel."
I used to make my own chai from scratch, a good 20-45 minute process. Tipu's is the best instant chai I've had, very spicy -- not for folks who like their tea wimpy! I use their unsweetened version, and make mine much less sweet than overly sweet presweetened ones on the market. I mix my Tipu's Chai with a full-fat powdered milk and just a little bit of sweetener. On a boat, instant and powdered is a very good thing as it's easy, takes up less space and weight.
|Galapagos marine iguanas who choose to hang out by|
Isabela's docks are about as energetic as the sea lions.
The nice folks at Tipu's generously supplemented my Tipu's Chai supply with more tea and a really cool container that excellent for mixing.
In return, I promised to send Tipu's Chai some photos on cool places where I'm enjoying Tipu's Chai.
Is it shameless promotion?
Absolutely. However I sought Tipu's Chai out specifically because I really like their product; I would never recommend a product I don't love myself.
|Journey at anchor; dusk in|
Galapagos Ilsa Isabela.
We are currently in the Galapagos, Ecuador, anchored off Isla Isabela (S0.57.924 W90.57.750). We figure we'll spend another five or so more days here before we head off to the Marquesas. At over 3,000 miles, that sails is over three times as long as Panama to the Galapagos! Panama's Isla Las Perlas to Galapagos was roughly 1,000 miles. Ilsa Isabella to the Marquesas is over 3,000 miles. The first two latitudes are still part of the doldrums, but after that it's known for it's steady (easy) trade winds.