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Santiago and Rabida
Galapagos Trip April 2012

Sally Lightfoot CrabSally Lightfoot Crab (John Collins Jr.)
Great coastline with rocky lava formations and crashing surf which created huge geysers at times some of the formations were natural bridges and passage ways. On area is called Darwin's toilet which is a round deep crevice and when the sea water rushes in and out...well it swirls like a toilet! Saw lots of marine iguanas, sally light foot crabs and sea lion pups. One of which didn't look so healthy. A galapagos fly catcher bird landed on my arm - really! This was one of the most picturesque islands.

Rabida - in the afternoon we went to the island of Rabida which is a red volcanic island. Here we did a deep water snorkel and saw white tip reef sharks, rays, sea turtles, millions of baby fish, and garden eels. Ben went kayaking with three other kids and had a giant manta ray swim under their kayak! They spoke of this for the rest of the trip. We then went for a hike and saw a single flamingo in a small lagoon. The red sand beach was very unique and the sand was extremely soft. There were many cactus along the walk and the views were awesome.

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