Snorkelling a big void
Trip Start Feb 02, 2013
41Trip End Mar 25, 2013
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Then it was off snorkelling over a bottomless ocean near the cliff face where the blue footed booby lays its eggs. It was extraordinary to swim over such a void but there was a lot of nothing much to look at. The water is warm and buoyancy was no problem. After half hour or so we moved into a little cove and did find some wonderfully coloured fish to watch, most of them quite similar to ones we find on our reef including what looked remarkably like Nemos! I was hoping for a squid, but no luck.
When I returned to our boat, I went straight to bed with a chill. The rest of our group, all eleven of them, are off exploring another island but I have just slept. I am feeling a little better and taking berocca seems to be a help. I am watching a sea lion waddle up the beach as I type. How totally cool is that???
We had the official welcome onto "Treasures of Galapagos" with the Captain and his hearty crew all in their whites. They gave us all a cocktail and we had bilingual welcomes and introductions. I am hearing more and more words I recognise but, sorry Ruth, I'm a long way from any type of conversation! The food is fabulous with more fruit, salad and vegetables than we have had on this trip. We have a cabin boy and he folds our towels into different shapes - today there have been flowers, a dragonfly and turtles.
I am feeling much better and hoping for a better day tomorrow.