San Cristobal (Galapagos) –
I get up quite early today – maybe I can take some lightpainting photos in the Wreckbay… Unfortunately I have no luck – the blue hour close to the Equator lasts maybe just a few minutes .
Nevertheless, I take some photos before going back to the hotel. Ena is already awake and we make ourselves on the way to the breakfast hall downstairs – it seems that we are the only 2 guests here, yet that doesn’t mean that there will be less variety for breakfast – a really opulent breakfast awaits us .
Since our boat leaves for Santa Cruz only in the afternoon, we decide to walk via the station from the Interpretation Center to the bay “Muelle Tijeretas” – countless sea lions and some turtles gather here.
Especially the sea lions don’t seem to be bothered by the human visitors – they play calmly in the water and like to climb on the small jetty where they simply look for a place to bathe in the sun among the many people.
Definitely a place to visit here!
We carefully climb into the water and try not to step on all the sea urchins – a few minutes later we are surrounded by sea lions. Above the bay there is a small viewpoint with a statue of Darwin surrounded by a number of animals – from up here you can even see Kicker Rock !
At some point we have to go back to get our stuff from the hotel – the speedboat to Santa Cruz departs in about 1 hour… While we wait at the pier for the boat, we sit down in a bar and order ice-cold freshly pressed juices – just the perfect thing now… it is already getting quite warm.
Eventually we hear a harbour worker announce that the speedboat has arrived – we take our backpacks and leave for Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz (Galapagos) –
Once again we have to take a taxi boat (2 USD) on our arrival – I simply can’t understand it – you could easily dock?
The “Hostal Espana” is relatively centrally located – in general also ok, but nothing special – nevertheless the best choice, as our previous hotel is fully booked.
Well, we have to stay here for one night.
We boot to the dive center to do an equipment check before we will depart in the morning. We will also have lunch on the boat tomorrow – there is also a gluten-free option for Ena. When asked if I have allergies I answer with “I don’t like tomatos but I won’t drop dead if I eat them “
Before returning to the hotel, we make a stop at “Planet Galapagos” – the cocktails just look very inviting. We each order a Daiquiri Piña but get a Fresa by mistake. That’ okay, strawberries are “exotic fruit” here.
Then we go back to the hotel for a shower and relax. As soon as I leave the shower and lie down on the bed I fall asleep. I just wanted to close my eyes for a moment.
Ena wakes me up about an hour later. “Otherwise you will be hungry in the middle of the night!” Great. I was sleeping soooo nicely…
We drag ourselves back to Planet Galapagos where we order delicious chili pollo giant burger. This time also with a Piña Daiquiri. The night won’t be too long today – we get to bed early.