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Bellavista

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  • Day26

    Galapagos day two

    January 20 in Ecuador

    So the days generally go like this. Early breakfast, walk/snorkle/swim, lunch, free time/siesta, walk/snorkle/swim, pre dinner drinks, briefing by naturalist, dinner and early night.

    Its generally hot and humid so at the end of the day you are pretty tired.

    The naturalist guides every walk. Ours is a German who migrated to the Galapagos about 30 years ago. Owns a few acres on one of the islands which is half bush and half farmed. Very passionate about the wildlife and the enviroment. Very german in how she relates to us. At 6.29pm on the first night she came looking for us for the 6.30pm briefing.

    This morning its Santiago Island Sullivan Bay.

    This morning's walk was over a lava field. The landscape is abit Mars like. This trip I am prepared with two pairs of walking shoes (one with additional ankle support) and my walking sticks. And this walk needed the foregoing as the surface was of course very uneven there were lots of sharp edges.

    The patterns the lava made are lovely - like abstract artworks.
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  • Day76

    Galapagos Day 4

    August 31, 2017 in Ecuador

    After another bumpy night ride, we woke up at Santiago Island. I did a 6am dive at Albany Rock. It was very cold, the visibility was not great, but we saw a 3-4metre Galápagos shark in the distance and a school of Golden Rays swam above us which was quite incredible.
    After we went snorkeling where I had great fun playing with some sea lions and filming the white tip sharks. We swam into a cave and saw lobsters. It was cold but I had so much fun!
    The boat then traveled to Rabida Island where the colour of the rocks and sand was a deep red, which contrasted fabulously. We went on a short walk to a coastal lagoon and up the cliffs where we saw birds, marine iguanas and sea lions.
    We then went for a snorkel where I saw an octopus, seahorse, sea lions, sting ray, white tipped shark, marine iguanas eating under water and lots of tropical fish. The water was clear and was so beautiful. We had farewell drinks on the boat. I then had lots of issues with being told I had to change boats, won't go into it. Not fun times!
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  • Day12

    Santiago - Espumilla beach

    March 12, 2017 in Ecuador

    Dlouhá písečná pláž se silným příbojem ohraničená mangrovy vypadala jako ideální na procházku. Moře nás několikrát propláchlo i když jsme to čekali a zkoušeli utéct.
    Mořské želvy tu kladou vejce, viděli jsme hodně stop a čerstvě zahrabaných hnízd v písku.
    Všude okolo nás lovili ryby boobies a pelikáni, je zábavné sledovat jejich nálety do vody a následné boje s racky a fregatkami o kořist.
    Prošli jsme i kousek do mangrovů, kde obvykle bývá brakická laguna se spoustou ptáků, ale tentokrát byla skoro vyschlá.
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  • Day29

    Galapagos - day 7

    September 14, 2017 in Ecuador

    Back on Santiago, morning lava walk on fresh lava only 120 years old. Cool ropey patterns. Could be art. Morning snorkel along the coast with another shark! Walk up to the viewpoint and most photographed area of Galapagos. Awkward photo with bar lady which I photobombed cos she definitely was going to put on Facebook that ash was her bf. Amazed that the fat Austrian made it, slightly worried might have to do cpr. Big rocks which weighed nothing. Afternoon laze on the beach while ash snorkelled and gave up after 5 mins. Tried to pack but v seasick. Stayed up past 8 with alcohol. Tricky boat Jenga.Read more

  • Day27

    Galapagos - day 5

    September 12, 2017 in Ecuador

    Morning beach walk, it was deserted. Watching oyster catchers catch crabs and run away, boobies diving into the water. A rough kayak we did for about 5 mins before returning for some boat snacks. Snorkelling with loads of fish. Holding my breath for about 10 seconds. No sharks 😞 actually not sure I'm that sad about that. Cool lava walk, almost attacked by a heron, lots of baby sealions now my new favourite animal. Ash screaming when he almost stood on an iguana.Read more

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