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Espanola
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Santa FeSanta Fe (Amy Pelloquin)
Espanola Gardner Bay is very pretty and different than anything else that we've seen here. The beach is very white and looks alot like Florida, if you don't count the group of sea lions sleeping on it. One of our group lies down in the middle of them and with his prominent belly, and looks right at home! Yea, we get to snorkel again, and this time we see an octapus, a first for us! The kids in the group give us a show before we leave to demonstrate how happy they are and how much fun they're having!

We travel to the other side of the island to Punta Suarez, where there are lots of birds. There are masked boobies, blue footed boobies (some with chicks), and we see albatross chicks for the first time. They are fuzzy and so ugly that they're cute. The stars of the show however, are the blue footed boobies. They march in place, strut, and do their showy dance for the lady boobies! We laughed and enjoyed the show! We take a moment to sit and watch a large blowhole from the edge of a cliff while the seabirds dive and wheel in the sky below us. Suddenly a large hawk decides to come hang out next to us. Once again, unafraid of all the people watching him. Amazing.

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