Trip Start Nov 08, 2008
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We arrived in the Galapagos Saturday morning and spent the day touring the town of Puerto Ayora. Since then we´ve gone snorkeling, hiking around the island, and buying more provisions for the long trip ahead. Wildlife is why people come here, and there has been plenty to see--sharks, iguanas, blue footed boobies, finches, rays, sea lions everywhere, and even giant tortoises mating! One day, I was snorkeling with Adrian, a fellow crewmate from France, when we saw a whitetip shark. Then I looked down and saw that all along the sea floor there were maybe 10 more of them, just waiting. It didn´t help that Adrian told me that they were incredibly aggressive and kept humming the theme to Jaws underwater. They are not that aggressive it turns out, but a shark is a shark, you know? I took a tour of a nearby island, Isabela, yesterday, and swam with sea lions not two feet away. They kept circling us strange humans trying to figure out what we were about. Some wanted to play with us and we tried, clumbsily, to oblige.
Tomorrow we head to the Marquesas, the longest leg of our journey at about 25-30 days. I´ll update again once we reach land again! Hope all is well!