During the night we had an uneventful sail to San Salvador Island and landed on Espumilla beach.
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This is a brown sand beach where we saw turtle nests and sea turtles mating.
There were several huge Galapagos hawks.
There were the tracks of crabs in the sand and the tracks of sea turtles from their nests.
We went snorkelling from the beach and saw dozens of turtles and one pair mating, which can take 6 hours by the way.
Watching the birds fish was so fascinating. The pelicans hit the water like a belly flop, but the boobies dive in like an arrow.
Daniel as usual was looking for something riskier than swimming with turtles and so he asked the Captain if they could jump from the top deck of the boat. The brave few did go for it.
In the afternoon we went for a dinghy ride along the cliff to see many birds.
We floated into a cave and were followed by a sea lion.
After lunch we were in James Bay and went for a snorkel with lots of fish, sea lions, and turtles.
Lastly today we went for a long walk on the lava to see hundreds of marine Iguanas and almost as many sea lions.