Friday, June 9, 2017

Gorgeous Galapagos: San Cristobal and Santa Cruz

We were delighted to arrive at the Leon Dormido (Sleeping Lion) rock in San Cristobal after our bouncy rough week's passage from Panama, with a low key midnight Equator crossing. 

San Cristobal & Santa Cruz are two of the Galapagos islands, with small towns that are largely tourism-focussed. People are friendly, to a point.....and it certainly helps to speak Spanish, or at least attempt to...

San Cristobal top 3: 

  1. Centro de Interpretacion with intriguing geological, biological and human history of the Islands. 
  2. Tijeretas bay, rocky cove patrolled by frigate birds (’tijeretas’); snorkelling with turtles and sea lions overlooked by a giant statue of Darwin
  3. Beach and clifftop walk to see Galapagos gulls, frigate birds and tropic birds.
Rumpus at her bouncy anchorage in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz top 3:

  1. Scuba diving at Mosqueras and North Seymour: hammerheads, white & black tip reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, manta rays, huge morays, tuna schools and thousands of fish. 

  1. Scalesia forest and volcanic cauldrons in the highlands
  2. the Darwin conservation centre with tortoises, land iguanas, and great information. 
Now for some reason my earlier blog post here are the photos of wonderful Galapagos animals, plants and the occasional human......

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