San Cristobal, Galapagos

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We’re on land in a town today where I had an overpriced $2.50 magnum ice cream bar and then headed straight for the internet cafe. We’re halfway through an 8-day cruise of the Galapagos Islands. (I think it would take 15 days to see everything.) It’s been good: three meals, two hikes and one snorkel/swim per day. Yes:  we’ve seen sea lions, turtles, manta rays, sharks,puffer fish, birds, iguanas, and even a whale in the distance. No matter how many times you swim with a sea lion or turtle, or spot a manta ray, it’s still neat. (I haven’t really swum with an iguana yet though.) We saw a mother sea lion who had just given birth, the pup still had the umbilical cord attached. Sea lion poop smells incredibly awful, you do not want to step on it.  I haven’t been too sea sick. I have gotten sun burnt. We’re on a catamaran with 16 passengers, so we got to know everyone well, but so far the group is very fun.
 
We head back to Guayaquil on Friday.

4 Responses to “San Cristobal, Galapagos”

  1. Lewis Leung Says:

    So u guys camp out on beaches amongst the sea lions and their poop? :-P

  2. uzbekcelia Says:

    @ Lewis Leung: no we slept on a boat and did shore excursions of 2-3 hrs every day.

  3. truc Says:

    Well if you go swimming/snorkel there are plenty of poop, no? :-P

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