We got back on board about 10am (yes we did all that before 10am) and I went to have a shower. Lenin the bartender/server had some snacks ready for us – spicy corn puffs, tortilla chips with dip, fresh orange sections and of course tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The one thing you can say about the Darwin – they feed you all the time. Then at 10:30 a few of the passengers went for another bit of snorkeling off the dinghy. It’s nice and quiet on the yacht so I am catching up with my blogging. When the others got back from snorkeling, they said that it was amazing with the sea lions playing around their faces in the water.
Suarez Point, Española
We left about 2:30 for a dry landing where we walked a 1.8 km rocky trail but it took about 3 hours because there was so much to see. When we got to the docks, there were a number of sea lions waiting for us so Omar had to shoo them off by rustling a life jacket. Then we saw a colony (I don’t know of a better word to describe the tangle of marine iguanas. And if I thought that was a lot, we needed only walk another 10 or 15 feet and there was another colony and more and more of them. I have not seen so many of one kind of reptiles in one place as there were of the iguanas. I really would not want to be there at night with all of them. If you are prone to being grossed out, the sheer numbers would do that.