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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... learned we would then be taken to "El Chato 2". Here, we had to leave our shoes on a shelf and put on rubber boots (for environmental reasons), and follow our guy. He first took us down through 2 lava tunnels, which were dark, and awesome! We saw some giant tortoises mud bathing and eating leaves in groups and individually. They were way cuter than I expected! We learned the difference in appearance between "hembras" (women) and ...
... to who we were meeting and where we were going but after some phone calls and waiting we got in a taxi and drive to Puerto Ayora when somehow along the way we had a hotel booked for us. After we'd settled in Manuel came and welcomed us. After half an hour a girl named Stephanie came and showed us around the local area and took us to the Charles Darwin (Don) research station where a number of species of galapagos tortoise ...
... of an underwater volcano. Again we saw lots of marine life including what we were desperately hoping to see, some hammerhead sharks. Utterly amazing!
In the evenings we ate out in town and always went to the pier afterwards to see the bright red crabs perching on the rocks, fish swimming, pelicans fishing and seals swimming around, who had often also made their way up on to the pier for a snooze.
So glad we made it to such a magical place!
... tons of sardines below (we were swimming through a huge school). We will head out to Genovesa tonight while we are all sleeping, and adventure tomorrow.
Note 1: my seasickness meds and ginger candies are currently working great. Crossed fingers this continues.
Note 2: I've killed three very creepy looking bugs while writing ...
... sea, walking back up the beach, Kirsty spotted something out of the corner of her eye. When she realised that it was a turtle coming up for air we rushed back into the sea and swam towards where Kirsty thought she had spotted it.
We couldn't find the turtle, despite circling around several times in search of it. Then, as we almost gave up, the turtle surfaced again, no more than 10 metres away, we swam over but still ...