April 28, 2010


What a fabulous island. The penguins have been a real treat, zooming through the water at 100 miles and hour after fish. We have seen lots of turtles and got our first sighting of giant tortoises in the wild, which was very cool. We took a panga ride out to a volcanic reef system, which was thrilling as the driver waited about 15 minutes for a break between swells to race in. We then were within the volcanic reefs with natural arches and tunnels. The sea life was amazing with sea horses, white tip sharks, sea lions, penguins and turtles.

We are D-1 for departure to the Marqueses. We are physically ready and mentally gearing for the 25 days at sea..... Rae Ann said over drinks tonight that no one can really be ready mentally because there is no comparable experience.

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