Nov 27, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
Today we had one of the most exciting days of our expedition. We traveled to the western part of the Archipelago. Early in the morning, after breakfast, we crossed the Equator and celebrated this with by walking north and south of the equatorial line. Later, we snorkeled around Punta Vicente Roca; the conditions were ideal, and the visibility was perfect to spot dozens of green sea turtles, flightless cormorants, Galapagos penguins, sea lions, and fur seals.
In the afternoon, we sailed to Fernandina, the youngest island of the Galapagos. There we visited Punta Espinosa. We landed on lava fields and observed dozens of marine iguanas, some males were holding their territories and some other males were hanging out together. We also spotted not only the female but also the male and a juvenile Galapagos hawk.
Before sunset, we came back onboard National Geographic Islander and on the top deck, tasted some wine while admiring the landscape of one of the most pristine islands of this archipelago.
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