Galapagos; Floreana Island (aka Santa Maria)

Isla Santa Maria, Provinca de Galapagos Travel Blog

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Isla Santa Maria: Post Office Bay. There´s our guide Juan with KErry captivated. Unfortunately, there were no postcards to bring back to our neck of the woods in the UK. But Nicola took one for Sri Lanka.
KERRY - Today was the first full day exploring the islands and Floreana was the first stop. We landed on the Island and went straight to post office bay. Here we saw the famous postbox that people can leave postcards at to be hand delivered by future tourists. Unfortunatley there were none for the Dartford area so we could not bring any back with us. We then visited a lava tunnel which was a bit scary but also really cool. We carefully climbed down into the tunnel, which was pitch-black and using the few torches we had admired the forms of the rocks inside.

After this it was back on the boat to get ready to go snorkelling for the first time for the 3 of us! we were a little nrevous but is was so good .The water was pretty clear and the highlight was when 3 or 4 sealions decided to come and swim with us! How cool! A futher snorkelling trip after lunch was also thouroughly enjoyed by us all, and lots of tropical fish were seen this time.

The afternoon hike to Punta Cormerant on Floreana Island was magical. The island was so quiet and we ended the hike on a gorgeous beach watching the sun begin to set. We saw flamingoes on this hike as well as crabs in the rocks on the beach and loads of birds.


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Isla Santa Maria, Provinca de Galapagos
photo by: Paulovic