January 11, 2022 These are a few of our favorite things

Today was all about favorites, French toast with fresh fruit and coffee for Kathy and three glasses of juice for Dave. We then took a nice walk on a white sand beach where we got to see sea lions basking in the summer sun rays. Soon we were snorkeling off the beach where we cavorted with sea lions and swam around a great big rock in the middle of the lagoon. We saw a multitude of brightly colored fish and a few stingrays. Soon we were back on the boat for a quick restroom break as the group decided that rather than a longer break, a short break in-between snorkeling events would be better. It was quite nice as we did not have to take off our wet suits and put them back on, which made for a nice change. We then had a guided snorkel trail where we got to see the bright yellow puffer fish lurking under an overhang of a rock. We also saw other brightly colored schools of fish and of course we got to play some more with the sea lions. We were lucky enough to see Omar’s favorite fish which looked like hieroglyphics painted on its scales. All in all it was a lovely morning. A relaxing lunch soon followed and then the obligatory siesta time and we were soon refreshed for our next adventure.
Next stop one of Omar’s favorite walks. We soon figured out why it was one of the best. It started off as a dry landing where we navigated a rocky volcanic landscape. We saw red and blue iguanas sitting in the sun, Galapagos doves, and several types of marine birds. We were lucky enough to see Albatrosses in the area along with some juveniles. Normally this time of year it is rare to see them on Española Island. We walked along a cliff edge where we saw a blow hole. In the distance we saw two hawks perched majestically on top of some rocks. The trip back to the landing point saw a mom sea lion and her baby taking up the bottom step of the landing. Omar, our brave sailor who picked us up at the landing gently shooed the mom and baby into the water. The staff and guide of our boat the Yolita ll are very thoughtful and respectful of the environment and the animals that inhabit the island.
The day ended for us with a science lecture by Omar our guide and a lovely dinner. It was time to nurse a glass of wine on the upper deck watching the sun set for Kathy and a glass of water for Dave.
ay was all about favorites, French toast with fresh fruit and coffee for Kathy and three glasses of juice for Dave. We then took a nice walk on a white sand beach where we got to see sea lions basking in the summer sun rays. Soon we were snorkeling off the beach where we cavorted with sea lions and swam around a great big rock in the middle of the lagoon. We saw a multitude of brightly colored fish and a few stingrays. Soon we were back on the boat for a quick restroom break as the group decided that rather than a longer break, a short break in-between snorkeling events would be better. It was quite nice as we did not have to take off our wet suits and put them back on, which made for a nice change. We then had a guided snorkel trail where we got to see the bright yellow puffer fish lurking under an overhang of a rock. We also saw other brightly colored schools of fish and of course we got to play some more with the sea lions. We were lucky enough to see Omar’s favorite fish which looked like hieroglyphics painted on its scales. All in all it was a lovely morning. A relaxing lunch soon followed and then the obligatory siesta time and we were soon refreshed for our next adventure.
Next stop one of Omar’s favorite walks. We soon figured out why it was one of the best. It started off as a dry landing where we navigated a rocky volcanic landscape. We saw red and blue iguanas sitting in the sun, Galapagos doves, and several types of marine birds. We were lucky enough to see Albatrosses in the area along with some juveniles. Normally this time of year it is rare to see them on Española Island. We walked along a cliff edge where we saw a blow hole. In the distance we saw two hawks perched majestically on top of some rocks. The trip back to the landing point saw a mom sea lion and her baby taking up the bottom step of the landing. Omar, our brave sailor who picked us up at the landing gently shooed the mom and baby into the water. The staff and guide of our boat the Yolita ll are very thoughtful and respectful of the environment and the animals that inhabit the island.
The day ended for us with a science lecture by Omar our guide and a lovely dinner. It was time to nurse a glass of wine on the upper deck watching the sun set for Kathy and a glass of water for Dave.

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  1. Everything sounds great. I had four days of your posts come up at the same time yesterday. Will love to see all the pictures after you are able to post them.

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