Day Four – Isabela
Last night we cruised for about 17 hours on rough seas. I was so sea sick. I sat out on the back of the boat and almost got washed overboard. All of us were sick except Pat and the Captain.
This morning we awakened to Isabela. This is the largest of the Galapagos Islands and was formed when six volcanoes flowed together. Five of the volcanoes are still active and one erupted just a couple of nights ago before we arrived.
By panga we cruise along the rocky coast and spot penguins. We are especially excited to sea the Galapagos penguin. This is the smallest of the warm weather penguins. It stands only 16 to 18 inches (40 to 45 cm) tall and weighs only 5 pounds (2 to 2.5 kg). We are so excited to see them!!
We have a dry landing at Tagus Cove.
It has been quite a morning. We see Blue Booted Boobies, Frigate birds and Sooty Tern.