Snorkelling a big void

Trip Start Feb 02, 2013
Trip End Mar 25, 2013

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

After a couple of drinks on the top deck, sitting in the empty hot tub, sleep came easily, but I woke with a threatening flu trying to gain a hold. Poop! I soldiered on and we went on the zodiacs to an island where there were hundreds of sea lions lolling about on the sand. We are now on Isla Espanola. hey just seem so content with their lot - hanging about, changing position to get sun on each body part, snuggling up to each other, hanging about in the shallows and letting the waves roll you about. Again, they really don't pay much of a mind until you get a little close, then they just let you know with an irritated grunt. The young are most curious and seem to really check me out when I sit near them. I have one or two photos!
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.
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Renee on

Wonderful .... Can you also bring me back a cabin boy, as well as that big guinea pig (which you're not allowed to eat!) .... Can you see any ducks or pelicans from your private ocean view balcony?

Jacqui on

Stunning, all simply stunning. Shame about the flu - you are obviously far too relaxed and letting the germs in!!

Mum on

If you were going to get the flu you should have waited until you got home - bad timing! Hope it will be all gone very soon. lots of love and take care.

janetH on

Hello old bean, hope you are feeling much improved now Robyn - Peter has been sending special Pharmecutical strength healing Karma to you, but if that fails suggests a hot whiskey, lemon juice and honey drink that's almost worth getting sick for! Love j&P xx

sista on

hey there sis! sounds so so beautiful!!, glad to hear you are acclimatising yourself, and building up your immune system for when you hit the cold-bits!! really loved that vid of the seal lolling about...the seal was so languishing i feel it would have encouraged me to try it too!! good timing for the fruit and veg too! life keeping you strong'n'healthy to go with all the happy!! love you, have fun!!

Moore4 on

Go the Cabin Boy!!!
Hope you are feeling well and sprightly today...
Loved watching the video and hearing what you were hearing... Its also comforting to hear your voice...
Take care as always...S,G,C and J

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