Isabela (Galapagos) –
We get up at half past seven and crawl out of the room half an hour later to have breakfast. Directly after that we take a taxi to the bay “Concha de Perla”. We read that you should show up very early in the morning before the tide comes… and the other tourist boats. After all, you can also make day trips from Santa Cruz to Isabela.
The bay is a stone’s throw away from the boat dock, but appears very secluded. It is extremely beautiful here. From a jetty you can enter the water. However this is already quite occupied… by sea lions. But we arrange ourselves quite well and jump alternately into the water (Mario brought all his camera equipment ).
Apart from the sea lions and us, we also meet a 5-person family from the city of Aachen. Two teachers who have “liberated” their 8-, 10- and 13-year-old kids from school for one year and travel with them through South America by caravan. Extremely cool, the kiddies are still being taught and will probably gain a lot more experience this year than they could at school. The three are also quite cheerful and talk happily about their experiences .