Swimming with sharks
Tortoises, Penguins & Sea Lions, Oh My!
We rode in the boat near the coast of the island for a while and were able to see penguins and blue-footed boobies sharing some rocks. We stopped along the way for a hike and saw tons and tons of iguanas. We have one picture that is like a puzzle, how many iguanas can you find? There was also a baby sea lion that kept insisting I take it home. It was so cute I almost couldn’t stop myself. We also saw a shark and a spotted ray while standing on an overlook into the water. I almost wiped out getting back onto the boat, but the dinosaur arms saved me again.
We went snorkeling again near the penguin area, but they appeared to be taking a break from swimming. We did get to swim with sea turtles and a sea lion came in for a close inspection of me. Where’s the camera when you need it? The water was fairly shallow in that area so we could see everything very clearly.
We arrived at our hotel after a brief ride in a pickup truck (the official vehicle of the Galapagos). Our hotel was beautiful. It was right on the beach and had a very laid back feel to it.
It was quite late when we arrived, so we had dinner and then it was off to bed.