Day Five in the Galapagos: Santa Cruz Island and Daphne Major Islet



September 18, 2013

Our fifth day’s adventure began with a walk on “Dragon Hill” on Santa Cruz Island.  More amazing flora and fauna, including more flamingos, this time quite close.  Then more deep water snorkeling — this time the water was rather rough, but I got to try out my underwater camera again. Then extended zodiac rides and a shipboard cruise around Daphne Major Islet.  In the evening: champagne on the bow, a stunning sunset, dolphins by the hundreds playing in our wake, and a full moon.  I’ve included the daily program at the end of the gallery.

Hard to imagine a better day, but we were not though with the Enchanted Islands yet.

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Retired journalist, writer, editor and teacher. Our lives were lived in the Washington DC area, but I was born in upstate New York. Love nature, birding and reading. Volunteer at Ding Darling NWR . Proud mom of two, married to a wildlife photographer.

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