Travel Blogs from Puerto Ayora
... current pushing through, there was a backward and forward surge against the rocks as well as the occasional upwelling. We gave up on the German diver and descended down to 20 metres to a point where we could see the sea floor inside the old volcanic cone. We were being buffeted around like crazy and clinging onto the rock like a limpet while we waited for the anticipated hammerheads to show up.
There were 1000's of fish round about us but we ...
... like a zoo. There wasn't a charge for entry like a zoo though.
Since getting to Ecuador, my diet has been suffering a bit. Tonight I had a hankering for some greenery. There isn't anything on any menu in town without meat. And the supermarkets in Galapogos I've found have limited fresh produce. When I found a restaurant with a guy that spoke pretty good English I tried to order a salad. So it pretty much went like this:
Me "can I ...
... but we survived (albeit a little wet). We also saw Common Sea Lions and another Sea Turtle. A rather uncomfortable night on the boat sailing west to Espanola, the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. DAY 4 Espanola is the southernmost island in the achipelago and was a little miserable to begin with. We got off to a wet and rocky start but saw hundreds of Marine Iguanas hanging on top of each other along with Nasca Boobies, Waved Albatrosses and more Common Sea Lions. We ...
... occupy this island. It was fascinating, but since we are not "bird people" we could have done this in half the time. After lunch on board, they took us to Batches Beach. It was supposed to be called Barges beach after the barges the US posted here during WWII, but the locals couldn't pronounce it correctly. The Galapagos was strategically important due to its proximity to the Panama Canal, and the ...
... spot light whilst his mother was out at sea.
Content after another big day exploring, we walked back to the shore with the sun setting behind the cactus that dotted the path and finished with an (apparently rare) encounter with a Galapagos Constrictor hunting a Lava Lizard - photo credits for this one go to Cristo as I was too busy stumbling backwards to get away from the ssss…snake!
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking