Day 4 –Punta Espinosa –
This afternoon, after a short cruise, we have a dry landing at Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island. We are told this is the youngest and most pristine island in the Galapagos. There are no introduced species of wildlife brought here from other areas. And with the help of us all it will remain that way.
This site is home to one of the largest marine iguana colonies of the archipelago. I am amazed at how many Marine Iguanas there are. You have to look down as you walk so as not to step on them. There are hundreds!!
The Galapagos Hawk was spotted and caused some excitement. This was the first sight seen for our group.
There are also many groups of Sea Lions. We especially love the babies. It is so sad to see some abandoned and dying. Our guide told us, the Mom may have fell victim to a hungry shark. We are sad to see this but we understand animals have to eat in order to survive. Where there is life there is also death.