With Rob & Sheralee stuck in San Cristobal (the ferries
were all cancelled) we decided to enjoy the island.
It’s very unspoilt, with sandy roads and a few
restaurants, hotels and a couple of shops. There are several sandy beaches and
plenty of good snorkelling.
The anchorage is lovely, quite well protected. But the
best part is that you have sea lions and penguins swimming round your boat. In
fact every morning at about 6.30 we hear the familiar snorting of the sea lions
outside our porthole. They are so cheeky, we even had one on our
As you walk down the jetty the iguanas leisurely cross
in front of you. They aren’t as attractive as the iguanas in the Bahamas, but they are interesting to
watch and if you get too close too quick, they spit at you.
Little red and orange crabs scuttle across the rocks.
On this island they have flamingos, giant tortoises,
Galapagos penguins (sorry about the photo, but they are so fast), Sea Lions,
flightless cormorants (only place in the world that they are found) turtles,
marine iguanas as well as all the marine life, particularly sea horses, bat
fish, frog fish and sharks.
It’s quite a trek into town and there is no shade, so by
the time you get there all you want is a cold drink. We stopped at one of the
little restaurants and ordered the Almeurzo, which is like a fixed menu. We had
soup, chicken stew with rice and Papaya juice for only $4. Very tasty indeed.
We had been invited for sundowners on Soggy Paws again,
but Elcie, a 65 ft catamaran had come into the anchorage and as they were 6 on
board, they suggested we all came to them.
Jessie, Richard and their 2 lovely girls, Emma &
Molly, were sailing from New
Zealand to the States. They had 2 crew, John
& Katya, on board. They had only taken 28 days to get from
New Zealand to Easter Island, I was envious. It was going to take us that long just to
get from the Galapagos to the Marquesas!!!