Española Island – both the most southern and the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. So think about 4 million years in the wearing away till it is almost flat. Hiking, then snorkeling…..
Each group was up to 16 people and lead by one of the naturalists with us for the week.
When we arrived on the beach we grounded our snorkel gear before heading off for the hike. It took less than a few minutes before some curious sea lion pups stopped on their way back from one of the tide pools and added lots of sand.
From there we walked along the beach looking at the sea turtle tracks as this is the nesting season
the nests dug into the sand above the water line
and walking further along –
because these guys are out looking for snacks
Punta Suarez. Hiking over boulders, along cliffs with sea birds, blow holes and wildlife.
I am doing this one as a gallery because there are just too many pix.