Jan 26, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird
Another fantastic day here in
After breakfast we headed to shore, where a variety of walks took place. Exercise fanatics hit the ridge, where they hiked up a few hundred feet for commanding views of the surrounding area and bay. Less ambitious walkers enjoyed a stroll across the island to a lovely beach on the opposite side. Along the way we crossed an open salt flat, where the tide comes periodically on a very high tide. Fishermen have hollowed out pits to capture the salt water and allow it to dry for salt harvest. Birders wandered around the area and successfully found a couple new additions to the bird list for the week. Kayaks lined the beach and folks paddled out into the turquoise waters for a tranquil paddle in paradise.
After lunch we arrived at Los Islotes, a terrific snorkeling location renowned for sea lion interactions. We anchored a zodiac for a snorkel platform and guests hopped into the water to explore the surrounding area. Lots of exciting colorful fish were spotted, along with California sea lions who played in the water around the snorkelers. We ended the day with a zodiac cruise around the islets, spotting blue-footed and brown boobies, pelicans, wandering tattlers, and had a gang of young sea lions hang around the zodiacs to check us out. As the sun set above the mountains, mobula rays leapt from the sea like popcorn. We ended the evening with the guest slide show and captain's dinner, sad to be departing tomorrow.
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