20th June 2013- it was a very long rough night sailing. Was grateful when we finally put anchor down around 3:30am. Was up at 6am as we took a dingy ride looking at the cormorant bird nesting and taking the seaweed up to feed and use for nest building. Back on board by 7am for pancake breakfast. At 8am we went onto Isabella island at punta Moreno to walk around the very edge of the lava flows from Sierra Negra volunco. We saw the different types of cactus and different types of lava flows and lava formations depending on how quickly the lava cools. There were also a couple of salt pools that had flamingoes in them. One was a young animal and had the most amazing bright pink colour. There was a rock pool that due to low tide had been cut off from the ocean and it had a couple of white tipped reef sharks.
Back on board and changed into snorkeling gear. We headed out in search of sea horses but the cold water and depth meant we didn't see any. There was a sea turtle and a few fish.
Back on board for lunch and then we sailed for a couple hours to Isla manela. We took the dingys out for a couple hours into mangrove marshland. We saw penguins swimming, driving and resting on the rocks. Marina Iguanas on the rocks. Boobie diving into the water and return to there nests on shore. Sea lions playing with the fish they had caught. Further into the mangroves we came across a large group of turtles that were resting. They are so graceful in the water. Barley moving there fins they just glide through the water. After a couple hours traveling around back on board and while waiting for dinner a group of dolphins came up and were swimming in the wake of the boat. They were really large and dark in colour due to the water.
Dinner and then spent time on board going through photos and talking around south America travel.