Galápagos Day 7: Cape Rose and Las Tintoreras

I got up early and started the day with a walk through the small town of Puerto Villamil here on Isabel Island.

Walking down Escalecis on an early morning photo walk in Puerto Villamil
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador • 0°57’17.88″ S 90°57’58.28″ W
Nikon D600 • Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 210 mm • ISO 500 • 1/250 sec at f/5.6

After breakfast at the Hotel Sandrita, we boarded two speedboats and headed to an area called Casa Rosa to see more Galapagos wildlife including this blue footed boobie.

A Blue-Footed Booby in Cabo Rosa
Ecuador • 1°2’46.67″ S 91°10’0.69″ W
Nikon D600 • Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 190 mm • ISO 100 • 1/250 sec at f/5.6

While in Casa Rosa we got back in the water for a close up snorkeling encounter with a giant sea turtle. After a chicken and rice lunch on the boat we returned to Puerto Villamil to transfer to another boat to visit Las Tintoreras and another chance to see the marine iguanas.

A Marine Iguana in Las Tintoreras
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador • 0°58’18.95″ S 90°57’39.33″ W
Nikon D600 • Nikkor 28-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 300 mm • ISO 200 • 1/250 sec at f/5.6

Back in Puerto Villamil we watched the sunset from La Choza while enjoying ceviches and cervaza.

Ceviches at La Choza in Puerto Villamil
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador • 0°57’26.06″ S 90°58’4.29″ W
Apple iPhone 4S • ISO 50 • 1/25 sec at f/2.4

Tomorrow we see pink flamingos, visit the Charles Darwin Station, and transfer back to Santa Cruz.

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