Swimming with the locals (Galapagos cruise day 3)
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Felt better for a good nightâ€™s sleep the next day and we were up at 7am again for another decent breakfast. Amanda and I were speculating what it was like on the luxury boat that Nicole and Dominee had booked (at double the cost of ours!), Iâ€™m sure they had a bit more room than us! The first activity of the day was a dry landing on Bartolome Island, which is an absolutely stunning island. We climbed the hill for views and it was stunning - the contrast of colours of rock against sand against trees against sky was jaw dropping, even though it was a bit cloudy. We had some snorkelling before lunch and were told we would see sharks, so I was pretty damn excited, but we didnâ€™t see any - I had to console myself with seeing penguins for the first time in my lifeâ€¦.
After snorkelling, we were back on the boat to sail to head back towards Santa Cruz island - another beautiful sunset, definitely one of my lasting memories of the Galapagos. We moored up at Black Turtle Cove for the night, had a nice dinner and chat with David and Valerie - weâ€™ve had a good group and exchanged lots of good tips for future places - Valerieâ€™s going up, so we gave her help for Colombia and weâ€™re going down to Peru, so she did the same. Its one of the great things about travelling - taking personal tips and recommendations - is better than using a guidebook a lot of the time!