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... but the others all saw it and I believe them. Unlike as at Tunneles where the sharks stayed mainly in their caves, these sharks swam freely, and I must admit to having a little scream the first time I saw them. Luckily they were reasonable small, about my size, so I could keep my panic at bay, but it is still quite a weird feeling swimming with predators. Snorkeling around Kicker Rock was very different from snorkeling at Tunneles and Santa ...
... Sharks feed from 5pm - 5am so the sea lions get out of the water at night. It was amazing to watch the interactions between the sea lions and we were only metres from them. There was not a spare park bench to be found and you even needed to be careful when walking to make sure you did not trip over one. On day two, it was breakfast at 7:30am then a walk down to the Harbour with our snorkelling gear underarm to board our speedboat out to Kicker Rock. On ...
... by the fact that a group of Russians due to join us on the boat had not been allowed on the plane, and were moved to a later flight. The bus also took us to see, yes, more giant tortoises. We also walked through a lava tunnel at the same place, which was quite interesting. I can't remember whether the collapsed hot spot was before or after that. It looked like a crater covered in vegetation, but is actually where there has been ...
... and was issuing a last call for us. The departure gate had been changed without notice and boarding calls can apparently be random. Anyway we made it, feeling quite embarrassed. The good thing was the plane took off soon after we boarded .... oops. The flight itself took 1.5 hours and was uneventful.
Once we landed we boarded ratty old buses for the short drive to the jetty where we were to be ferried to our ship, the Galápagos Legend. The ship ...
... famous plight of Lonesome George, an intense breeding programme has been developed, with any eggs laid by the tortoises on the island being taken from the nests and placed in incubators, where, under controlled conditions, more males can be born than females (it was mostly females that were taken by explorers and sailors, due to the vast difference in size and the portability of the females at 70kg compared to the males' 200kg mass). When the hatchlings ...