Following our walk, we enjoyed a snorkel just along the beachfront and appreciated the much
As we lunched and rested, the Letty moved to Rabida Island. After this break, we did some deep-water snorkeling off our new destination. Dozens of starfish, a few white-tip sharks, an eagle ray, and multiple other species joined our swim including a few seahorses which hid in rocks along the bottom. We saw our first and only fur seals on the cliffs here, along with Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies. After the snorkel and a hot shower, we headed to the rust-colored beaches of the island for a walk. Multiple sea lions laid out in the shade of the nearby cliffs, along with marine iguanas. A short trail leading inland allowed us to see a few endemic bird species but they didn't pose long enough for photos.
Now, we'll be moving back to Santa Cruz Island.
|Yellow warbler on Rabida Island|
|Spotted eagle ray|
|Blue-footed boobies on the cliff|
|It must have been a rough night|
|Last remnants of attempts at civilization on Santiago|
|Love on the rocks|
|And dinner time|
|Snorkeling along the cliffs|