|The wetland near our landing site offered some great early morning photos.|
|We saw more burrows than land iguanas|
|But the two we saw were pretty massive|
|Our naturalist this morning was Emma, one of my favorites.|
|Sally Lightfoot Crab|
|Luke found this baby puffer fish in a tidal pool. Can you see it?|
|Waiting for our zodiac|
At 1015 hours we donned our wet suits and headed to Guy Fawkes Islets for a deep water snorkel. The water has been cold each time we have snorkeled but today it seemed more frigid than the other times. It literally took our breath away when we jumped into the water. To make matters worse, the visibility was poor and the site where we started was very deep with a strong current and not much to see. By the time we reached the calmer side of the islet we were so tired and cold that we signaled our zodiac and got out to warm up.
|It even looks cold in this photo!!|
|There was one playful sea lion and we did see a lone Galapagos penguin before we entered the water|
Lunch today was a special Ecuadorian Buffet and Captain Patricio Jaramillo ate with us and explained many of the dishes we were eating. Luke especially enjoyed the different corn nuts. I never took pictures of our food, I guess I was too hungry and never thought about it until now. After lunch the Young Explorers painted hats with Enrique and at 1430 hours they got to learn to drive one of the zodiacs. I didn't go with Luke so I didn't get any pics but all of the kids had a great time and on the last evening they were presented with a Zodiac drivers license. This was also the evening that the kids had pizza and movie night. Luke said the pizza was worse than Grotto's pizza.
|While Luke was learning to drive a zodiac, I was exploring the shoreline by zodiac.|
Tomorrow: Bartolome & Sombrero Chino Islands