Galapagos Day 4 - Floreana
Trip Start Nov 08, 2008
73Trip End Feb 07, 2009
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This morning we had a very early start, 5.30am departure. We walked past a lagoon with many pink flamingos. They did a group song and dance for us around the lake.
Around the other side of the volcano was a turtle nesting beach. We hoped we were early enough to see them walk to the water. Instead we saw two swimming. Its difficult to photograph them as in the water they are quick and agile. There were also many sting rays in the water and under the sand. One swam right passed Alexaander's foot, but with the Tevas neither of us felt a thing.
We took the panga out to a good spot for snorkeling. This time I took the equipment and lie vest and swam off following beautiful coloured schools of fish.
After a short sail and nap on the nets spanning the catamaran we arrived in Post Office Bay. The story goes that a post barrel here was used long ago for sailers to bring mail home to relatives of other sailors. It is still in use today. Some people post cards to themselves for collection when they or their future children to collect.
We came back to the boat as it was too hot at the beach and swam around the boat to cool off.