Monday, 18th July 2016
Islas San Cristobal, Galapagos
We arrived here a week ago after a two week passage from Las Perlas islands, Panama. Its only about 850Nm in a straight line but contrary winds forced us to take a rather long way round! Still, the passage was uneventful with no dramas to speak of, just how I like it.
My first impression is how cold it is here. Not exactly cold by northern standards but certainly cool. The day time temperature peaks at about 22C and the sea is a very invigorating 17C, think Cornwall in the late summer. These temperatures are, of course, a result of the cold Humboldt current flowing north up the west coast of South America from Antarctica. Thats why there are penguins here. Not that we have seen any yet. We have seen plenty of other wildlife including Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Giant Tortoises and Blue Footed Boobies. Here is a shot of a couple of Sea Lions sunning themselves on our swim platform….