Day 4: Floreana Island - Green sand beaches, Rays, Turtles, and Sea Lions!
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Early morning start at 6 AM to hike around Punta Cormoran (Point Cormorant). The wet landing was had us disembark on a beautiful green sand beach from the olivine crystals. We hiked by bright pink flamingos in a huge salt-water lagoon. We then strolled to a gorgeous tiny white sand beach with dozens of rays in the sand right the water´s edge. No one else was on beach and we had great views of the Islas Champion and Enderby. It was absolutely like paradise.
We snorkeled in the eroded crater of Devil´s Crown where there were strong currents around the rim and especially in the the shallow sandy bottom middle.
Post Office Bay is so named for an ancient system of mail in which whalers and sailors would leave messages in a barrel to be delivered. They would also take any messages addressed to areas they might travel in. I left a postcard for
I saw a large sea trutle on the way back which appeared out of nowhere (due to the bad visibility). I scratched its back and patted its mossy, slimy head and went on my way!