Floreana Ashore

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 15 Apr 2013 22:57
Puerto Velasco Ibarra, Floreana
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Baby Beez launched and ready it was time to go ashore and explore this historically rich island. We rounded the jetty and some youngsters helped us out out a stern anchor and get us tied up. They jumped aboard so we assumed we had effective sea lion deterrents. Off we in to Puerto Velasco Ibarra.
 
 
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The welcoming committee, soundo as per normal.
 
 
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The lighthouse and its keeper
 
 
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Just a few steps to the sweetest church.
 
 
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The supermarket
 
 
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Bear saw a sign for the Tourist Info Centre, two hundred yards on the left. A real first a ‘One Careful Owner’ church.
 
 
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We found a deserted, somewhat carefully owned building and thought that was it. A local lady found us and directed us to the next building along where we found a helpful national Park employee without a word of English and an itchy ‘down below’. The lady let us try out our Spanglish for a little while and then asked us to follow her.
 
 
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From here we could see Beez and Baby Beez at the jetty with the youngsters aboard.
 
 
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The lady got Bear talking to a chap on the pier. They managed to understand enough of each other to let Bear know we could take a ‘bus’ ride tomorrow as tourists. Great.
 
 
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I  took a few shots of Beez as Bear chatted.
 
 
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We stood and watched the fun for a while.
 
 
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We walked up the main road
 
 
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What a great idea for tree decorations
 
 
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The school and playground.
 
 
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 We passed a couple of restaurants and the tallest building on the island.
 
 
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A great wall
 
 
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Playa Negra we can see from Beez.
 
 

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A nail bed seems a bit of a harsh sea lion preventer

 

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The nail bed may work but the unfriendly Sylvester found enough space at the back.

 

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ALL IN ALL SO DIFFERENT FROM SAN CRISTOBAL