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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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I got to take another plane ride today :) I sadly had to check out of my lovely hotel in Quito and continue on to my next adventure. It was all arranged for me that I would fly to the Galápagos Islands - landing at Baltra Island and I would be transferred to my hotel on Santa Cruz Island. What I wasn't aware of was there would be a few …
... on the bunk given the rocking and rolling of the boat! Tuesday and the itinerary was wall to wall activity starting with 7am breakfast. We started out to land on South Plaza where we were greeted with seals lying on the steps up to the Island. Then a walk around the Island to see the seal colony and a variety of birds including the shearwaters, red billed tropic bird , the lava birds and the swallow tail gulls. As well there were land iguanas and a frigate bird ...
... protected bay - Tortuga Bay, which had much calmer water and allowed us to wallow in the shallow water. That is, until, Kam saw something moving out of the corner of her eye. Much to our horror we realised it was a baby hammerhead shark making a surprise appearance. We jumped out of the water pretty quick incase mum wasn't too far behind.
Our last night in the Galapagos was enjoyed with our new friends having a few drinks in the local bars followed ...
... at this.
In the evening we boarded our boat, the Floreana on which we would be for the next three nights, along with Stephanie and 7 other passengers. We were delighted that our fellow passengers were roughly the same age as us as the majority of tourists we had seen on Galapagos are a lot older. These no doubt opt for a more luxurious cruise class as opposed to the cheapest option. After some introductions over dinner we met ...
... got into the cabin at night. I still felt nauseated but lying down helped. Mark underestimated the power of a rocking boat. He had unpacked all his things onto his bed earlier and had to spend time moving everything (while I was laying down absolutely refusing to move!) and it took too long and he ended up being sick off the side of the boat. I would have felt bad for him if I had the energy to spare on sympathy for anyone else other than myself! I did worry he might fall overboard ...