Travel Blogs from San Cristobal
... fauna world.
Another panga ride back to the Flamingo, we were all treated to a welcome champagne cocktail and met the captain and crew, before a delicious four course dinner. Funnily enough the two Aussies ended up with dining with the New Zealanders first with the rest of the group from the US and one family from Argentina.
An amazing first day in the Galapagos, we can't wait to see what the next seven days bring ...
... on the beach. We take lots of photos with the sea lions, we are wearing bathing suits but it's a bit nippy and no one swims. Back on the bikes for a little uphill section then downhill and into the town, Mum impresses everyone by being in the first group to reach the sports shop where we leave the bicycles. We walked back to the hotel for showers and later meet George, Carlos (our guide for the week but he was delayed today) and the rest of the group for dinner at a nice ...
... about another hour and a half flight.
We were supposed to be met at the (tiny, smaller than Inverness) airport by someone with our names on a card but no-one was there. One chap was wandering around but he had no names and spoke no english. Eventually we went with him as he had been told to collect 2 volunteers so it seemed likely we were supposed to go with him; he picked up Himee from what ...
... pointed, before grabbing my arm and pulling me along (he had flippers on) and then it came into vision below. I reckon it was probably about 3 metres long but annoyingly was fairly far under to be able to get up very close. Was cool watching his shark wiggling movements through the water though. Shortly after I managed to spot another one, but again, difficult to see clearly. That was about it for Kicker Rock, which was a shame as on a ...
... air occasionally. We later made our way back and had a little wander around the shops along the front. It's a very small and sleepy town and at night from our hostel we can hear the waves as well as noisy sea lions every now and again. It certainly beats traffic and city noise!
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