Red Mangrove Isabela Lodge
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It was a bumpy ride last night but I still managed to get some much needed sleep. We anchored just off of Isabela Island around the time of our 6:00 wake up call. The Galápagos consists of 6 main islands, 13 smaller ones, and numerous secondary islands, all created by volcanoes. Isabela has a main caldera of 14 kilometres long but also has many cones and secondary islands associated with it. It is the largest of the Galápagos Islands and is one of ...
... of sea bed. Whilst some look at us, none are quite brave enough to try shooing us away!
We manage to get the ferry tickets later in the afternoon and head to our local restaurant, Shawerma, where we have eaten 3 out of 4 nights that we have been in Isabela. It's a place the locals come to. It's not flashy and they don't speak English, but the food is good and cheap compared to the restaurants in the village Plaza aimed at the ...
... here, so maybe our tolerance to discomfort is getting greater!
On the subject of which, I have concluded that comfort is underrated. It's easy to say that being comfortable is lazy, unadventurous or dull. But those who say that are generally saying that from a position of comfort. On that boat journey I would have traded for an easy comfortable journey in a heartbeat!
To disembark the "ferry" we have to get yet another ...
... when they are literally just about touching you, as they swirl around you, doing spiral motions, and darting about, the thrill of a lifetime! We reluctantly got out of the water after about an other hour, and sat in the blazing hot sun to warm up after so much time in the water, our fingers wrinkled, hair matted down, and grinning from ear to ear, what a trip, to be so close to these animals has been something none of us will ever forget. We are served a really ...
... t, again, are closely monitored, so as not to disturb any species that is being replenished, such as the giant land tortoise, or scared off, they are only to be observed. Consequently, we get to come within feet of these fabulous creatures, and many more, such as, massive pelicans, brilliant red crabs, sea lions, tortoise, sharks, birds galore, iguanas, penguins, flamingos, and an abundance of fish, and thats just the obvious ones. We wrap up this first ...