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Galapagos Islands Cruise Day 6: Playful Dolphins!

James Bay, also known as Point Egas on the island of Santiago was downright crowded as we shared the small bay with five other boats (none as nice as ours was our collective assessment).  The plan today was to let all the other boats go ahead of us, a strategy that served us well. 

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Galapagos Islands Cruise Day 5: Swimming with penguins!

As the first group of several to land this morning on Punta Espinoza which is on the youngest island, Fernandina, our guide Enrique did his best to keep a good distance between us and the other groups. 

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Galapagos Islands Cruise Day 4: Whales!

Chris and I awoke before dawn at 4:30 and headed to the top deck to see the crescent moon on the horizon and the star filled sky.   The yacht was still anchored in Elizabeth Bay and would be setting off again at 5:00 am. 

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