North Seymour and Rabida Islands

Nov 26, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Despite a long travel day the day before, a lot of folks were ready for the early breakfast and landing on the rocky coast of North Seymour, where the temperature was perfect, the lighting was perfect, and the breeze was perfect. The wildlife did what they have done for millennia; they perched, they fed their young, and they competed among each other.

The afternoon was very different, equally enthralling. Our guests donned their masks, fins and wetsuits, to explore the enchanting underwater surroundings of Rabida Island, with its red, iron-oxide coastline. Snorkelers saw marine turtles, many species of tropical and subtropical fish, and some even glimpsed a Galapagos penguin (but no photo was had!).

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Cindy Manning

Expedition Leader

Born in Lima, Peru, of North American parents, Cindy and her family subsequently lived in several South American and European countries with a couple stops in Peoria, Illinois. Cindy received a degree in biology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Afterwards, Cindy spent a year and a half teaching science in the Western Province of Kenya, East Africa. 

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