Moxie - Beck Family Adventure
Mike, Denise, Asia and Aranya Beck
Thu 10 Apr 2014 19:25

Galapogas! A lot of hype for once actually justified.

It seems that our bum was clean enough to pass muster, I don't know if a diver has actually been or not but we haven't heard anything so I guess we're all honky dory.

Today we went on a highlands tour, Giant Tortoise breeding sanctuary, crater lake, and snorkelling. So in just one day we have ticked most of the boxes.

Giant tortoise
Sea lions
Blue footed booby
Marine iguana
Sea turtle
Frigate bird
Loads of finches

Tick, tick, tick.

No tick yet, hammerhead shark, albatross.

Highlight of the day I think was snorkelling with massive sea turtles, it would have been no problem to touch them they seemed totally unbothered with our presence. At the tortoise nursery it was neat seeing 15cm long baby giant tortoises. It's a wonder they can breed at all, in the wild the mom digs a hole and buries the eggs. The hole is then covered over and cemented with urine and excrement. Upon hatching baby tortoise have to dig their way to the surface, this takes the poor wee critters between 20 and 40 days, yes days!

Ashore we can get Internet at various restaurants so we'll get some long overdue photo's posted soon.

Mike, Denise, Asia and Aranya Beck
SV Moxie