Casa Natura - Galapagos Hotel
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... they leave in the sand when getting back into the water. We walked a little further to see the final animal on our list - the flamingos. Though John had mentioned a colony of only 4 animals, we actually ended up seeing 6. The explanation for flamingos is almost as crazy as the reasons for other animals to have arrived on Galapagos... The flamingos live on the coast of the Ecuadorean mainland and were pushed out to sea in a storm. As they are unable ...
... Another thing you couldn't miss were all the sea lions and as we approached the pier they were everywhere just laying around. We met a guy with a Lauren phillips sign and we were off to begin with some snorkelling at La Loberia. Again at the snorkelling beach there were quite a few sea lions and we had to dodge the smelly sea lion poo that was everywhere. In the water we were lucky to see a few large turtles and loads of fish. With a slightly cool water temperature skinny Chris ...
... this beach were incredibly strong and that we should swim only on the second beach. Though we weren't sure where "the second beach" was we just walked along the beach and eventually got to a little opening that led us to a beach among mangroves that had really calm water. Unfortunately though it was too milky to snorkel so we decided to go back and visit the southern beaches as the water there is meant to be clearer. So we walked back to town and caught a water taxi ...
... rock into the path of two enormous Sunfish so we at least saw something new on this dive.
The turbulent conditions had taken it's toll on David though, no sooner was he back on the boat, he was seasick. Even some lunch wouldn't settle his stomach, it was immediately converted to burley, much to the delight of the fish and seabirds.
It was 5pm before David got back to the hotel and after a quick shower, we met up with Xavier in the Happy ...
... Despite the numerous dive companies, we selected one quite quick and booked accommodation for the tomorrow night.
We had half an hour to kill before being ferried back to the boat so we looked for a bar. The first one we came across was packed with the rest of our boat... perhaps it was because it was Happy Hour. We joined the group and ordered some cheap beer and Mojitos.
The crew had prepared a special Farewell Dinner and set up a table ...