We set off from Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) for Floreana at 7am and
arrived at 10.37, after 40 miles of sailing (all remarkably smooth).
Daisy and Ella settled bak into sailing on the boat with remarkable
ease - in fact they enjoyed pirating the seas again!
Our first stop at Floreana was to snorkel at "the Devils Crow" - a
sort of 2 sided bowl, through which the tide cuts and where there are
lots of fish!
On the rocks we saw our first blue footed booby.
.... and then we plunged into the water, leaving Rodney to navigate
the rib around. The girls immediately took to snorkeling with their
new flippers, and were soon looking at some incredible fish -
including this wonderful white tipped shark! Daisy enjoyed taunting
Matt and I enjoyed a quick swim through a cave - although we were
delayed and shocked by confronting 2 white tipped sharks....
Daisy particularly enjoyed having her head underwater.
After lunch we popped ashore to a viewing point on Floreana.
On the way into the beach we passed a couple of penguins (there are
only 8 on this island), lots of sealions and a couple of turtles.
Once the dingy was anchored, two playful little sealions came to see
The team this afternoon: with the excellent Patricia as our guide.