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Penguins on the Equator??

Exploring the area with an alpaca
Exploring the area with an alpaca
Woke up at like 5am today...yes, 5am. Got into the zodiac and hiked to the top of Bartolome Island. We had to walk on these wooden platforms, as the island is all ash. Was a good hike up and the view from the top was awesome. You see this viewpoint in a lot of photos from the Galapagos. Once we got back down, we were on the beach and got to snorkel a bit. We were all trying to take pictures of the (fast!) penguins though. Totally amazing to see penguins on the equator! Got back to the boat and had our daily dose of hot chocolate after snorkeling.

Later in the afternoon we went to another nearby island. Walked a bit and saw again lots of birds (and poop). Got to see these giant red crabs too.

We started back to San Cristobol early today and I think we all turned a shade of green. We normally moved at night so, I didn't really notice but, this time I did. Ended up skipping dinner and going to bed early.

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