After lunch they took us out in the dingies to Black Turtle Cove on Santa Cruz Island. The cove is mostly mangroves with some holy stick trees. The holy stick trees look dead most of the time but during the rainy season they will sprout a few leaves. We saw lots of pelicans, it is so cool to watch them cruise along then dive straight down after a fish. We saw a couple of small sharks, a group of rays and 2 sea turtles mating. After we got back, had a briefing for the next day and had dinner, I was done.
I have been lucky so far on this trip, I have felt pretty well the whole time. But as soon as we touched down in Quito I could feel the effects of the altitude. I had a nagging headache that was tolerable with tylenol, but never really went away. Here in the galapagos of course, we are at sea level and I have felt fine. No problems with the motion of the boat and no adverse problems from the food and drink. Only I am tired because we get up early and go from one activity to the next all day long.