Hotel Tortuga Bay
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... off and Jess and I struggled when we hit a wall of rocks. It got pretty desperate as the rocks were coved in moss and really hard to stand on. They felt disgusting and we started to get over this. Jess and I stood up on the rocks trying to work out our next step. Kathy swam back and instructed us we had to pull ourselves over the rocks. Yuck. Wee did this and managed to get through the labyrinth of rocks until suddenly, the rocks disappeared and we happened upon beautiful ...
... of corals and fish and other interesting creatures. I saw the tail of a hammerhead shark, lots of black tipped and white tipped sharks and a few Galapagos sharks, a big octopus, a lobster, a moray, a school of salemas (type of sardine), and lots of tropical fish. On the trip I met some nice Swiss girls (Anja, Lynn and Cony), Aussie girls (Shelley, Dani, and Kim) and a Chilean guy (Fernando).
- Taxi tour with the Swiss girls and a very informative taxi driver ...
... public ones - they had the same name as the local buses mentioned in our guidebook - but he said no. It turned out they had been commissioned for his tour group and we were not allowed on. So we thought "sod it" and just got a taxi to Puerto Ayora after all - we couldn't afford the time to hang around any longer.
At about two-ish we arrived at our hostel, the Galápagos Best Homestay. Dave's name was written on a welcome whiteboard on the outer wall! The owner was ...
Santa Cruz today, back in Puerto Ayora. It turns out our 7N/8D cruise is actually divided into two components and today is the drop off/pick up point for 6 of our passengers. So we said goodbye to Olivia, Aaron, Tania and Marion, and Jessica and Daniel; and we picked up Linda and Alberto, Marcus and Yvonne, and two young (23) Israeli girls whose names I didn't catch. We went as a group to visit the ...
... our hotel bambou greeted by lovely owners with ice cold cokes! Feeling hungry and mindful of budget we headed to the supermarket for lunch - French stick, cheese and some spicy aji sauce for flavour. Eating them on our bench overlooking the ocean we came across some Sally Lightfoot crabs, pelicans fishing, marine iguanas and Galápagos gulls - not a bad start five minutes in. Then we started the task of wandering round the various travel agencies trying to book a last minute ...
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