We woke up to an overcast day at Academy Bay, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying our exploration of Puerto Ayora. The buses took us first to El Trapiche, the sugar cane and coffee farm where Don Adriano Cabrera showed us how the first local settlers provided the very basics for themselves back in the 1960s. Sugar, moonshine, cocoa, and coffee are produced in the most artisanal way possible. Afterward, we visited Los Gemelos, a couple of pit craters surrounded by an endemic forest. We followed this up with a delicious lunch and encounters with giant tortoises at El Manzanillo tortoise reserve.