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Floreana
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Exploring Espanola IslandExploring Espanola Island (Kassi Miller)
Today, we get to explore the island of Floreana. The best part of Floreana is its perfect white, sandy beach, where boisterous sea lions proudly show off their fur. We spend about 3-4 hours on the island today, in two different places. There is more snorkel time and more excellent food.

In the afternoon, we snorkel with a big gaggle of sea lions. They come straight up to us. Vicky, our naturalist, tells us that they like it when we act like sea lions ourselves. I dive under the water and try to mimic them the best I can. As I go down to dive, one sea lion dives with me and comes up for air at the same time as me. I look over at him and can't believe the synchronicity that just occurred.

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