Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove

The first activity was a panga ride into the mangroves at Elizabeth Bay. We saw herons, turtles and penguins feeding on the fish. We stopped the ride a bit earlier than originally intended so that Eric could get closer to where there was still lava coming down from a recently erupted volcano. This was very interesting and also gave us a chance to see more blue-footed boobies. Our trip to the lava on the ship was enlivened by two sightings of an albatros.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Swimming Sealion
Swimming Sealion
Pelican
Pelican
Striated Heron
Striated Heron
Penguin swimming
Penguin swimming
Elizabeth Bay
Elizabeth Bay
Pelican
Pelican
Island
Island
Flightless Cormorant and Crabs
Flightless Cormorant and Crabs
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Swimming Penguin
Swimming Penguin
Eric (our boat)
Eric (our boat)
Albatros
Albatros
Smoking Lava
Smoking Lava
Blue-footed Boobys
Blue-footed Boobys
Penguin
Penguin
Pelican
Pelican
Smoking Lava
Smoking Lava
Lava
Lava
Blue-footed Boobys
Blue-footed Boobys
Albatros
Albatros


We then had a couple of hours navigation to Tagus Cove where we had a panga ride round the edge of the cove. We saw more penguins and a pelican nesting area with some large young pelicans still on the nests. Out at sea we briefly saw another whale. This time, from the shape of the fin, we saw that it was a minky.

Petrels near Tagus Cove
Petrels near Tagus Cove
Blue-footed Booby
Blue-footed Booby
Flightless Cormorants
Flightless Cormorants
Flightless Cormorants
Flightless Cormorants
Penguin
Penguin
Flightless Cormorant
Flightless Cormorant
Marine Iguanas
Marine Iguanas
Tagus Cove
Tagus Cove
Marine Iguanas
Marine Iguanas
Wandering Tattler
Wandering Tattler
Lava Gulls
Lava Gulls
Penguin
Penguin
Penguin
Penguin
Baby Pelicans
Baby Pelicans
Moon on its back
Moon on its back