Royal Palm Resort Hotel
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... way across the bay to a rock outcropping where we went for a more exciting snorkel. The rock wall was colourful and there were some fish but what was really exciting was when a few sea lions joined us and we swam around playing with them. Well, it's probably more true to say they played with us! They are so curious and so graceful in the water - completely the opposite of on land. We had an hour in the water and it went by so quickly. It was such a unique and exciting experience. I ...
Our first real expedition was to be into the heart of the Galapagos - Santa Cruz island, which is reached via a 3.5hr flight, a shuttle bus to the inlet crossing, a ferry (with bags precariously balanced on the roof), and finally a taxi to our Air Bnb host's house (Nelyzas suites). We spent our first day being shown around the local neighborhood by the lovely ...
... of the main volcano, unless you went on a pre-booked cruise. The tours however were cheaper than on Santa Cruz and we immediately organised two with Sirco’s help. That afternoon we went for a walk, finding information again somewhat contradictory and incorrect. The National Park HQ advised me that Frigate birds do not wash in fresh water - later in the afternoon I met a tourist who had photographed this behaviour. We eventually retreated to a hotel for a ...
... juice for dinner before heading in for an early night as we had a big day of scuba diving the next day. Day 2 animal count: yellow iguanas, turtles, little green lizards with red faces, cats, yellow birds, various grey and black birds, sea birds fishing in the bay, fish and crabs. We left early, 7 am for our diving tour to Seymour Island. Seymour Island is a small island on the north of Isla Baltra. The plan was to dive and snorkel throughout the day and have lunch on board a ...
... by a lava river. To top it all off we also saw craters where the lava had come from. Last but not least there were signs of early beginnings of vegetation. Though we had all noticed that it had been a considerably colder night and was potentially also going to be a colder day we quickly realised how hot the day had become. The sun was shining on full blast, the lava was reflecting the heat and there was no wind so that it almost seemed like ...