Sooo....I went on a cruise with my parents. It was actually a lot of fun and even though I was the youngest person there by at least 10 years and had a deviation of 40 from the average age, it had a good bit of adventure and excitement. On Sunday we woke up at 5:15 to take the boat from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Ayora. Then we took a cab across the island and onto the ferry boat across the canal. Then a bus up to the airport and then a bus down to the harbor and onto the cruise boat. It was absolutely gorgeous. We did so much and visited so many places in such a short time that I can't possibly do it justice, but I chose my favorite pictures. I now have a new netbook that my parents bought that I can use for the rest of my time here so I am able to upload pictures! Keep in mind that all of these pictures are unedited and a little rough. I don't know how to use PCs anymore and I cannot wait to have iphoto back. Overall I really enjoyed the cruise with my parents despite being a little seasick last night and it was a nice break from class everyday.
|Female Frigate Bird (white chest)|
The beach where we landed to go to the post office was a bit dull so I headed underwater as usual. This time with my mother and father in tow.
|Green Sea Turtle|
|White Tipped Reef Shark!|
|Floreana Salt Marsh|
Watch me get stung by a jellyfish. In 3...
That afternoon we toured Suarez Point which reminded me of our trip to Seymour Norte. There were pink and green marine iguanas, sea lions, lava lizards, nesting Nazca boobies, a few blue footed boobies, and tropic birds (OH, the tropic birds!) A lot of the pictures look like the birds are squaking at me, but they are just panting because it was a couple of degrees hotter than the surface of the sun that day.
|Juvenile Blue-Footed Booby|
|Nazca Booby and chick|
|Momma and Me|
|Flies in the Sea Lion's Wound|