Puerto Egas and Isla Rabida
Trip Start Apr 03, 2008
24Trip End Apr 27, 2008
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After the walk (we covered 2 miles in 3 hours) the boat moved to Rabida and we had a four hour break. During that time Ben gave us departure instructions for Friday.
At 2 PM we snorkeled at Rabida and it was perfect except a bit cool
Anyhow, we had sharks and sea lions, lots of beautiful fish and turtles. Visibility was great and at the end was a gorgeous red sand beach in a hidden cove. After 1:45 most of us were ready to go, but Lori and Ron were having a blast with a playful sea lion so we gave them 20 more minutes while 7 of us joked and had fun in the Zodiac. It was good.
Soon after that we went on a sunset hike up a mild hill. It was quite beautiful. The soil was red, the plants very green and flowering, and Richard and I sang Mockingbird Hill. Great way to end. But there's more. At 7 PM we had a cocktail wrap-up ceremony, then dinner (pork) and a great big cake. Ben gave a short talk - really it was funny pictures of animals and one serious picture of a one-of-a-kind yellow-footed booby.
Everyone headed to their rooms to pack and go to bed but we called home. We made final pick-up arrangements with my mom and said hi to the kids. Mom gave us sobering news that a neighbor and her daughter were in a car accident in which their two closest friends were killed. I'm having a hard time digesting that one. Life is so fragile.