“Post Office Bay” on Isla Floreana, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

“Post Office Bay” on Isla Floreana, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

August 2006 Issue

“Post Office Bay” on Isla Floreana, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador


Post Office Bay

Faster than a speeding tortoise…. It seems amazing that letters left at the location pictured in the June issue — “Post Office Bay” on Isla Floreana, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador — ever get delivered, but many of the 18 readers who sent in correct answers can testify that they do.

They’ve participated in the tradition of taking letters they’ve found there addressed to someone near their home and delivering them, or “mailing” letters of their own at the “post office” and later hearing that they got through — often very quickly! (Hey, maybe this should be the place to send us our 2007 tax refunds.)

ANITA LEES of Vista, California, won the drawing. We thank Nell McCombs of Ventura, California, for sending in the photo.