Galapagos Islands - Day 3
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Today is Day 3 of Galapagos Islands, wake up this morning to find 2 sea lions on our boat.
We have another amazing breakfast this morning- minus Betty who doesn't eat BK which makes it a nice and peaceful.
We go off again to the next Island today to Florenca Island where we go see the birds, flamingos and crabs on the other part of the island.
Quite amazing place and lots to see, as well very hilly.
We go out to the sea to go snorkeling in this rock that is out there. Turned out we had to go back to the boat as the current was a bit too strong and was pushing everyone around.
fter our visit to Floreana, we headed on over to the other side of the island to where the early GalÃ¡pagos post office once sat (left photo).
So then we go snorkeling again in this area where sea turtles are. The main goal here is to spot the sea turtles. Under the water I am able to find 3 sea turtles. Totally amazing as you can swim right up to them and almost touch them.
Finally its time to go back to the boat, not after realizing I am badly sunburnt, a good time for sure.
Off to the Gap Adventure II again for a good evening dinner.
Tomorrow is off to the Charlies Darwin centre and then flight back to Quito, wished I had more time in Galapagos Islands as this place is amazing.
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My favorite bird of the day was the albatross. The albatross is not only beautiful and fun to watch, but they also have very interesting lives. The Albatross is originally from Antartica. They resemble the penguin with their long yellow beaks. Every April, the albatrosses fly from Antarctica to The Island of Española (only to this particular island) to mate. Even after they make little albatrosses, the adult albatross partners court each other by playing and partaking in beak fights, which is much like a sword fight, only with beaks.
We made a wet landing on to this beautiful Island (meaning we take a small boat called a panga to the beach where we have to get out of the boat and walk a little in the water) as the day was just beginning.
The snorkeling here is totally amazing, there is so much to see under the water and I could stay here forever. The sea lions, sting rays, the many schools of fish, this is one place everyone has to go to.
After this we venture back to the boat for dinner.
Dinner tonight is again totally amazing. I head to bed early this evening. As I find I am almost stuck on the deck with Miss Overly Talkative Betty, So to escape her talking I go to bed. Cheers
Off for another night and Day 3 tomorrow.