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... National Park check point only to be told that it was actually a further eight kilometres walk until we would reach the wall of tears, so we decided that after the volcano trek, that this was too far and returned to town to negotiate with a taxi.
After a quick lunch we found one and restarted the trip. On the way we noticed that one of Lagoons was now populated by a few Galapagos Flamingos. We stopped to admire them as their pink colour here is ...
... Juan had to fight off some sealions who would not give up their snoozing spot on the steps where we were supposed to land. He used a paddle and a life jacket, and fought bravely until the animals finally decided to move.
Also spotted on Española was my least favourite creature in the world, a snake, of which I did not take a picture. Thankfully when I glanced at it as I walked past it did not move and I did not see the head, ...
... motor go on at 1 in the morning meant it was going to be a tough night as the noise as well as the movement of the boat would impact on our sleep quality.
We eventually got to Rábida at 6:30 which meant we had another good hour of actual sleep before breakfast ahead of us. After breakfast we gathered our things for a walk around the island and a snorkelling session straight after.
So we took the zodiac to get to the island and although the weather wasn't spectacular ...
... Iguanas and lizards filled the boardwalk and sometimes I had to step between them.
Eventually, the boardwalk ended and I was walking down a forested trail. Flamingoes stood out in the large lagoon as I passed by. This lagoon is the largest lagoon in the Galapagos! It is a major breeding area for the flamingos. They seem to favor the mangroves found here in this wetland area.
When I reached the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center, it was a real ...
... a big wave. Apart from the odd one that knocked the wind out of ya, it was really good.
Then the fumes started to get to me. For some reason they collected here at the opposite end of the boat. I had to abandon my comfortable spot and trade it for standing area out back.
4 hours of this! I'm glad I got the boat with the 3 300hp engines and not the bigger boat with only 2 300hp engines.
On arrival we have to unload on the water to a ...