Hotel Tortuga Bay
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... end of the dive, most of the people had surfaced because they where out of air but myself and the dive master kept going and just before the safety stop, a huge school of hammerheads swam past us. It was incredible. I couldn't believe my eyes! We got back on the yacht for lunch and headed back. The weather was perfect and the dives were unforgettable. Such a good way to end the Galápagos ...
... warmer again.
After checking in to Hotel Gardner, we met up with Xavier, who was staying in the hostel round the corner, and went to the dive shop to book some dive days. It was closed until the middle of the afternoon so we headed back to our accommodation. We saw Charlotte, killing time waiting for her next ferry, in a cafe so we joined her for coffee.
It was still a few hours before the dive shop opened so we grabbed some beer ...
... were next to the swimming pool with ducks on it, and finches trying to eat our lunch. I had a swim in the pool.
After lunch we went to see Galapagos tortoises in the wild. They were munching leaves. They also take mud baths for a few days to get rid of parasites. They were incredible and massive - about the size of four school desks joined together. This was my favourite ...
Slept in today and took it easy. Hailed a taxi and had him take us to Rancho Primicias, where tortoises live in the wild. We chose this over seeing them in the artificial setting of the Charles Darwin Research Center. We donned rubber boots and our driver led us through the mud fields to the giant tortoises. Although he only spoke Spanish, we understood almost everything he told us about these wonderful creatures. An adult male ...
... 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 ...
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