red-footed boobie (kate grenier)
tortoise, the other mythical creature that comes to mind when one thinks about the islands. after many days at sea it was exciting to find ourselves in the highlands of island santa cruz, searching for the tortoise and later exploring the darwin station. lonesome george made an appearance and we were able to climb inside an empty tortoise shell and experience first hand the weight of what they carry. yet another amazing creature, a product of the galapagos islands.
we spent the afternoon playing like children, diving off the top of the boat, snorkeling again with the sea lions - a perfect end to the day.
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