Wayne assisting with dropping the main

Tours around San Cristobal

We wanted to show Wayne the 3rd island since he had not had a chance to explore its endless beauty.  So, we made the 80nm sail from Isla Isabela to San Cristobal.  We left at 0600, used one engine, averaged 6kts and arrived at sunset.

Wayne assisting with dropping the main

Wayne assisting with dropping the main

The next day we took it easy as we’d been running in all directions for the past week.  After a late and leisurely breakfast we headed into town to do some exploring

Next to the Golden Bay hotel is the “Armada de Ecuador.” During off hours, it is guarded by a totally different armada.  It is really funny to see as the sea wolves block the door and the path making it difficult for tourists to maintain a 2 meter distance.  Matt met Charles Darwin and Wayne showed off the local mercardo.  We did not figure out what or why the American flag had 13 stars…your guess is as good as ours – anyone? So much to see here in San Cristobal.

Playing the Tourist

Playing the Tourist

Of course we had another sea wolf photo shoot. I can’t get enough of these pups that are about one week old.  So darn cute.  Fun fact: Galapagos sea wolves are the only  breed of sea lion that nurse their pups for 3 years!

Sea Wolves in front of Golden Bay Hotel

Sea Wolves in front of Golden Bay Hotel

We had lunch at a great place c Galapagos Dreams which has a balcony overlooking the bay.  Explored some well stocked tiendas, had a drink at the Mockingbird and moved the boat closer to shore to make it easier for the water taxis to come get us.

Sugar Shack Galapagos

Sugar Shack Galapagos

Coming up next:

We discover Las Grietas after a short hike.

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