The 7th Continent travel blog


We didn't get much sleep as we traveled during the night and the engine room we are sleeping in is very noisy!

This is an uninhibited island, that is the southern most and the oldest island. We went to Suarez Bay for a 2 1/2 hour walk in a rocky area. Here we saw many sea lions with lots of babies, there was a whole pool area of them swimming and playing around! There were many marine iguanas that are black and red, but because it was mating season the males also had green coloring so they get nicknamed the Christmas iguana. We saw several iguanas digging nests.

We also saw lava lizards, Galapagos hawk, Galapagos dove, Nazca and blue footed boobies, American Oyster catchers, mocking birds, Sally light foot crabs that are very colorful, and several other birds that I don't remember the names of.

We went snorkeling and saw 2 rays ( one without a tail), many colorful fish and sea lions. The water was wonderful. This was at Gardner Bay.

In the afternoon we went kayaking and saw some cute baby sea lions that were curious about us and we say saw big sea turtles sticking their heads out of the water.

We went for a beach walk where there were many sea lions cuddled up and sleeping. There was a baby sea lion wandering up and down the beach, possibly looking for it's mother. The mother sea lions will leave their babies for 2-3 days to go to the ocean to eat. When they come back they will call for their pup, if the pup is not in the place where they were left and doesn't respond back, the mother will return to the ocean and the pup will starve to death as other sea lions will not adopt it.

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