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Travel Blogs from Puerto Ayora
... was perspiring quite profusely, obviously struggling with some severe nerves. The husband, just sat back, opened his book and attempted to read in the rough conditions. The lethal looks were keeping us fairly amused. Kathy laughed at us as she took sea sickness tables prior to boarding the boat where as Jess and I both struggled to keep our breakfast down. When we arrived at our destination, it was overcast, cloudy and just didn't seem worth it. Everyone started putting on ...
... to some that were on land. After taking a heap of photos we all got the chance to go inside a real shell of a fully grown tortoise to see how heavy they are, I could hardly move it! After this we went to explore the fascinating lava tubes. It was amazing to know these were formed completely by white hot flowing lava (on at least 3 different episodes). In some areas we could see where the newest layers of lava (over 1m thick) had ...
... stopped at lots of places along the way, such as a tortoise breeding centre, lagoons, and many little beaches with lots of marine iguanas, and a few wild tortoises (one of which was in the middle of the path and we had to lift our bikes over it!).
- Free snorkelling near the port with an English/German couple from my hostel, where we swum with some very playful sea lions, a couple of penguins and some stingrays - lots of fun!
- Tintoreras land ...
... jumped in the water, I still had no range of motion in my arms. They had evidently packed a large women's suit by accident which one of the dive masters was just putting on. He took it off for me… now I had a suit that fit and he had an even smaller suit which he wore halfway. The water was about 82F so a short wetsuit is probably fine.
Now I get in the water. It's our first time doing a rollback entry, but it goes fine. I get in ...
... number of hawks gliding around looking for food.
When we get down to see level we go for a swim and snorkel for an hour or so. The sea was calm and visibility was great which meant we could spot many interesting animals well ahead of us. This included a baby ray, a black tipped baby sharks and white tipped adult shark around five foot long, some sea lions and a few penguins. Swimming with the sharks was definitely the highlight of the day!
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