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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... food and happily went about their business. What a truly magical and memorable moment. It was so moving Dan and I swam hand in hand following a really old turtle, it was so old all its ring marking on the shell had disappeared so probably about 100 years old or maybe even older. A totally priceless life experience, we really got what the Galápagos is all about lots of Endemic species of amazing rare animals. Sun set was cool the whole gang ...
... two and a half hours to Santa Fe Island. The sea dwindled lunch numbers with quite a few of the guests feeling nauseous and not eating. Liz didn't fare so well deciding on the cabin rather than a meal. I stayed until after the main, but couldn't stay any longer, not even for dessert, and that's when you know something's not quite right. Had a couple of short snoozes after lunch and felt slightly better before getting up for the first snorkel. Liz at this point still didn't ...
... of fresh water from the mountains and salt water from the sea. This makes a really nice, clear pool to swim in. We thought it would be a cool place to check out.
We went down to the main wharf at santa cruz where you wait on the end of the wharf for a water taxi to come and collect you. A water taxi turned up. These are a 6m long open boat with a canopy roof thing and bench seats down either side of the vessel. They usually have a small outboard motor on the back. They ...
... not drinking alcohol, and closing in on my second aniversary in a week or so.
This last marine sail trip really brought back memories for me. As I would sit on deck, on the bridge, stern or bow, I recalled my time on a purse seine fishing boat in SE Alaska in 1968. I also remembered all the great times Barb and I have had with our friends in Seattle over the years, and the charter sail trips we took with Charlie Scott . What a great time Barb and ...
... on the boat, sad to have finished our final snorkel, but elated at the underwater encounters we had experienced, and after a very quick change, we took a panga out to the island. As we landed, a colony of blue footed boobies greeted us, their feet bright against the black rocks they were standing on. Here, we took a walk on the craggy landscape, keeping our eyes peeled for the focus of our hike - land iguanas. We tracked through the undergrowth, our eyes sweeping ...