Ensenada Grande, Isla Partida/Los Islotes

Apr 08, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


Unforeseen wind temporarily blew us off course today. We started by anchoring in a protected bay known as Ensenada Grande (Big Bay). Impressive geology and turquoise hued water made this an idyllic spot to spend the morning. We explored by land and sea with hikes and expedition landing craft tours. The pursuit of island endemics kept us interested throughout our excursions. Birdsong permeated the landscape and prompted further investigation.

We swam with curious and active California sea lions at Los Islotes in the afternoon. This was an unforgettable highlight for many guests. Along with expedition landing craft cruises along the shore, it was a wonderful way to conclude our week’s expedition.

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Lee Moll

Naturalist

Lee grew up as a "Nature Girl" in the rural outskirts of New York City, where she developed and expressed her keen sense of biophilia.  She expanded her passion for the outdoors when she ventured to the western side of the country and she currently owns a home in Boise, Idaho.

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