Today I’ve woken up with a head cold. I think weeks of battling people at work and on the bus coughing on me, long travel and probably the cold snorkel tipped me over the edge.
Still not terrible, I load up on antihistamines (best I have) and head off to Santa Fe.
The small beach has a decent sea lion population just lazing around in the sun.
One of the main reasons to drag my butt out of bed was to see this guy – the Santa Fe land iguana.
They’re only found on this particular island.
They take a liking to one of the other kid’s red Air Jordans and get a bit excited as they go past.
There’s quite a few iguanas in the small area we walk around.
There’s also a few hawks out looking for food.
Then back to the boat
So we can get our fins, wet suits etc so we can go for our first snorkle.
There’s lots of fish.
The water is really cold.
So I’m quite glad to get out and get in the sun to warm up.
As we set sail to South Plaza Island there’s quite a few birds hanging around the ship.
Then it’s a dry landing on South Plaza Island.
This one is filled with a red succulent undergrowth with cactus forest.
This one has a different breed of land iguana.
A large group of bachelor sea lions
Large schools of fish you can see just below the surface of the water.
The red crabs that look like they’ve already been cooked.
And lots more land iguanas.
They have a really funky spine and nobbles on their skin.