Around Puerto Ayora

Trip Start May 20, 2010
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Trip End Sep 05, 2011


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Lirio del Mar

Flag of Ecuador  , Galapagos Islands,
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

DOMINIQUE HERE:

Day : 324
Temperature : 32 degrees
Weather : Hot and sunny, rain in the afternoons

Galapagos Day Two


The alarm went off at 5am. Groan! Unfortunately you have to get up early if you want to see the sunrise. Mark, Kev and headed down to the dock with bleary eyes, waiting for the pelicans to wake up and for the sun to peek its way above the horizon.

We stayed there for several hours, by now we had taken oooh, about 1,000 photographs in less than 24 hours! We stood on a wooden walkway near to the fish market and watched as the pelicans woke up, started preening, stretched their wings and then headed out to see to get some breakfast. It's amazing to think that I spent hours and hours and hours in Punta Sal waiting for pelicans to fly past, and at best I got about 150 yards away from them. Over here, their wings clip your head as the fly over you! Or even, land on your head….although on that occasion it was kind of my fault as I accidently got in a pelican’s way when it was on it’s "final approach" into the fish market. It seems that pelicans, and myself are not the most manoeuvrable of creatures, and you can imagine the resulting collision!

In the afternoon, we headed off on the one hour walk to Tortuga bay. However, it took us so long because of all our stops to take photos of birds, lizards and cacti, that we never actually made it there. We got within about 100 yards and we were informed that we had to turn around and go back because the beach closes at six o’clock!

Never mind, there was always tomorrow. Besides, we now had 2,000 photos to go through!!!
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