Galapagos Islands, Part 7

March 12, 2019  •  9 Comments

 

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Some islands along the way to our next stop.

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While most of the people were off on different excursions, I had a personal tour of the small islet of Chinese Hat.

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 My tour guide was Christina Ahassi, a local of the Galapagos.  Notice her bare feet.  She had no trouble hiking around on the lava rocks.

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Chinese hat is a very tiny island and is less than a quarter of 1 square km in size.  The island has the shape of a down-facing Chinese hat.  I found the volcanic scenery very picturesque.

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There was a lot of colorful fauna everywhere.

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Eventually, another guide picked us up and we went back to the ship on the zodiac.

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Once we got back to the ship, there was a late afternoon zodiac excursion which I was happy to go on.  Notice how well this Brown Pelican blends into the background.  I read that while this bird is straining the water from its bill after a dive, gulls often try to steal the fish right out of its pouch- sometimes while perching on the pelican's head.   Now that would have been interesting to see.

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We came across some more penguins before heading back to the ship.


Comments

Carol Omaggio(non-registered)
Once again nice pic! When did you go there?
Rita Duchovnay(non-registered)
I am absolutely convinced that you have an eye for beauty. Well done.
Kim Schueler(non-registered)
Love the deep contrast between the black rocks and the red crabs. Beautiful.
Gwendolyn Rattle(non-registered)
crabs and pelicans stand out in the photos. I love the texture of the lava rocks. Awesome guide!
bruce(non-registered)
what a lovely way to start a Monday morning.
hope things are well with you both.
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