20 May 2012 | Isla Isabela, Galapagos
With plans to set sail for the Gambiers on Monday, May 28th, we are down to our last week here in the Galapagos.
We took advantage of the overcast skies yesterday and did a long hike out to some nature sites that we saw on a taxi tour at the beginning of our stay and wanted to look at again. The best part of the hike was seeing a new flock of Flamingos in one of the ponds along the way. This group of 14 birds were larger in size than the ones we'd seen previously and more brightly colored.
Today we're topping off our diesel tanks and will pick up some more provisions in town. Even though we don't want to leave this lovely spot, we are getting excited about the up coming passage and seeing new sights.
We've seen some big changes in the temperatures here in the last 2 weeks. The heavy rains that we had when we first arrived have gone away and the outside temps are more moderate. The water is cooling by the day as the Humbolt current re establishes itself -- a welcome change to much of the sealife, especially the penguins which thrive in the cooler water.