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Merry Christmas to all our readers.
We got up a bit later than usual and chilled out till after midday when Julio, the hotel owner took us on a tour of the local islands. As well as being our host he is also an accredited Galapagos tourist guide.
We started out on a boat that took us to a small volcano what was absolutely rammed with huge iguana. As we approached we came across a family of penguins. The big brown one, oddly enough is the juvenile.
|The baby is the big one lying down.|
|In the water these guys are unbelievably fast.|
On one stretch of beach we saw this baby seal. We think it must have been recently born as it kept falling over. It was goddam cute though.
We then spotted our first adult marine turtle. How gorgeous is this:
This pic just had to go in...
It was then time to snorkeling again.
|A sea Cucumber. About 12" long.|
|Come on dear, show time...Julio, our hotel manager.|
|It was a harmless shark (needless to say) but only the second time we had seen one under water.|
But this for me was the icing on the cake. A Pacific Green Sea Turtle.
Once back on the boat we went walkabout (so to speak) and saw some some of these handsome fellows.
|A Blue Footed Booby.|
|An Ugly Fat Git.|
Karen decided as it was Christmas that she would have lobster. Do you think she liked it ?
The answer to that is a resounding yes.
After dinner we popped into this bar to spend some of the last few dollars. We could only afford one !! (Typical male, we still have a third of our original float left, and we got the washing done).
|Iguana Point Bar.|
|We saw this guy too. A night Heron hunting for Crabs. These birds and animals are just not afraid of humans.|