Punta Cormorant, Post Office Bay

Feb 11, 2020 - National Geographic Islander


Today National Geographic Islander visited Floreana Island. We had an early morning hike to Punta Cormorant and saw Galapagos flamingos, as well as some chicks, feeding in a beautiful brackish lagoon. We then headed back to the ship for breakfast, and to reenergize for the next activity – snorkeling in the crystal waters of Champion Islet. We encountered sharks, sea turtles and many colorful fish! Later, we headed to Post Office Bay were Cindy, our expedition leader explained its history. Some guests partook in the tradition of leaving postcard behind, thus relying on the kindness of the next set of travelers for delivery.

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Ixora Berdonces

Naturalist

Ixora was born in the Galapagos Islands, back when the streets were made of sand and gravel. Void of TV and tablets, her childhood friends and pristine natural surroundings made for an inspiring upbringing. She was always drawn to the ocean and her local environment, with her first adventures taking place underwater, in mangrove estuaries, and perched in treetops. Not surprisingly, she was scuba diving before the age of 12 and led her first diving trips as a Dive Master in the Galapagos Marine Reserve when she was 18. 

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