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Floreana & Isabella


Day 9 - 2nd August 2013

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Part 1 - Floreana - Lava Tubes & Tortoises

 

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The evening before Fabian had showed us the sunburn healing properties of freshly cut Aloe Vera and we then went on a nocturnal Hermit Crab search
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An early morning beach walker's prints...


 


Miche with a conch shell outside the room...





Hello...





Beachcombers...


 
 


Hermit Crabs on the way back to their shelter after a night on the beach...




View outside our room...


 


Our transport for the trip up to the highlands...





A group of hybrid male tortoises...
 



 
They had been inter-bred by the owners of the island...


 


Alas for these chaps, they had all been neutered and no females remain on the island...










I couldn't choose...


 


The group exploring the lava tubes. They've been further carved by man for use as pirate hideaways and livestock pens...





 




At long last a group shot...

From left to right - Philippa, Alja, David (S), Carolyn, David (M), Angela, Karim, me, Rowena, Miche & Heather


 


A more recent carving in the very workable volcanic rock...






Strange flowers - I'm not sure what they are...





Angel's Trumpet - the leaves are apparently used to make poisons that render victims open to suggestion...


 


Sally lightfoot crab...





A small goby on the dock wall above the water line as we sadly had to say 'goodbye' to what was a whistlestop visit to Floreana...






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D1 - Heathrow to Amsterdam D2 - Amsterdam to Quito D3 - Hummingbirds
D4 - Quito City Tour D5 - San Cristobal - Playa Baquerizo D6 - San Cristobal - Laguna el Junco
D7 - San Cristobal - Kicker Rock D8 - Floreana - Iguanas & Turtles D9 - Floreana & Isabella
D10 - Isabella - Trek - Volcan Chico D11 - Isabella - Trek - Sulphur & Sunsets D12 - Isabella - Mud, Mangroves & Tortoises
D13 - Isabella - Wall of Tears D14 - Santa Cruz - Market, CDRS & Tortuga D15 - Bartolome
D16 - Return to Quito D17 - Otavalo, Equator & Parc Condor D18 - Return to the UK