During the night we had sailed to the North side of Santa Cruz. The boat was surrounded by pelicans, blue-footed boobies and brown noddys. We could also see the occasional shark. After breakfast we went for a boat ride into a mangrove bay. Here we saw more blue-footed boobies, various herons, pelicans and a whimbrel. We were lucky enough to see a Hawksbill turtle as well as the much more common green turtles. This bay was a nursery area for sharks but we only saw one baby.
PelicanBirds by the boatBrown Noddy
Blue-footed BoobyWhimbrelHawksbill Turtle
Blu-footed BoobysSally Lightfoot CrabCacti
Female Frigate BirdMale Frigate birdPetrel
After lunch Camilla had another go at deep sea snorkelling but David wimped out. She did see a marbelled stingray, star fish and sea urchins. We then went for a walk on Dragon Hill where we saw marine iguanas, in and out of the water, land iguanas, piled on top of each other, lizards as well as various birds.
Shore line near Dragon HillMarine IguanaCrabs and beach