Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Fri 3 May 2013 21:47
Big Bear does Photography
This morning we found ourselves waiting with four others to join a bus to the north end of the island to meet Queen Karen I in the channel for our trip to North Seymour. There were sixteen of us on the mini-cruise, five crew and a National Park guide called Omar.
Bear went for a nosy about. It’s a captain thing you know. Yes dear.
Our first stop was just twenty minutes away on Bachas Beach. Queen Karen I on the left.
I knew I would be taking hundreds of pictures on North Seymour (hopefully of dancing boobies) so I took the bold step of leaving my big camera on board and asked Bear to takes pictures of this part of the trip. Other than taking these two of a particularly whiskered old cactus Bear did all the rest.
Quite uncharacteristically I found myself clicking away. Bachas Beach is well known for the many sea turtles who come to lay their eggs.
Named after this deserted US barge - left at the end of WWII – the locals couldn’t say barge so Bachas it became.
Over the dunes was a lagoon with the odd flamingo.
We also saw a great grey heron............
........and a marine iguana taking a dip.
On the walk back we stopped to admire a solitary mangrove, soon others will join it.
The shallow clear water here makes for a very popular snorkelling site.
After seeing Daniel and Lucas using their ordinary cameras underwater, Bear took himself into town the other day and bought himself a pre-birthday present. A DICAPac came back to Beez together with a Bear wearing a cheesy grin. Keen to try it out, he only had to wait until today.
Off to a great start.
No need to waste pixels on the thing in the middle but the chaps are good.
Just think what the clarity would have been like with these chaps had loads of other tourists not flapped up the sand before we got in. Now all we have to do is get Bear some stick on prescription lenses so he can see what he is framing up in the view finder - winner.
Bear even managed sequence shots of this ray.
Delicious lunch of Tuna, salad and rice, served with juice en route to North Seymour. Who did we overtake just before anchoring – none other than Galapagos Vision.
Yet another good sequence ashore.
Nice group shot.
Handsome but peeling.
A finch nest with five eggs, very nice and a frigatebird chick tending to his itch.
Fantastic great frigatebird.
ALL IN ALL INCREDIBLY IMPRESSIVE – NEXT STOP BLOGS
OH (WORD THAT RHYMES WITH PIT) THAT’S TERRIBLE
WELL YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ACORNS