Galapagos Islands Day 3

Trip Start Sep 16, 2006
Trip End Mar 24, 2007

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Well after little sleep from a loud motor and some rolling seas I remembered why yachts are so much more fun to sleep on. Genovesa is a errie place as is formed from a Caldera, Volcano and hardly any greenery around due to it not raining here for 9 years. Good old global warming working wonders again. We took off early morning to see the red footed and blue footed boobies as well as Frigate birds nesting. Mangaged to get real close to the wildlife which is what make the Galapagos Islands so special. Then we were back to the boat for breakfast followed by a return to snorkel with all the marine life. Managed to get a sealion swim right at me and give me a good fright. In the afternoon I went for a dive on the out side of the caldera is some pretty rough seas but once we got down it was only the current we had to contend with. We managed to see sea turtles and couple of white tipped reef sharks as well as numerous moray eels. Also a lot of large schools of fish swimming along with us and great visibility made this a special dive. Unfortunatley I managed to swallow all my air as had to much weight on and my fins were rubbish so the dive was over in 32 minutes. Still saw everything I wanted to see. That afternoon we toured another spot on the islands seeing more wildlife. In the evening we set sail for Santiago Island and Bartolome Island.
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