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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Galapagos Islands: Bartolme Island Beach Snorkel

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BARTOLMOE ISLAND BEACH

After Mr. Rogue’s and my individual excursions we were offered snorkeling, we wore our bathing suits under our hiking clothes, and I cannot tell you how incredibly delicious it was to just walk into the cool water. Although snorkeling from this beach wasn’t as amazing as the deep water Champion Island snorkel we did still see some different things.

This chocolate starfish caught my attention and the name just sticks in your head, I do adore chocolate. The starfish is a medium sized yellow five arm starfish with black spines and although a pretty common sight in the Galapagos it was still exciting to see.

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CHOCOLATE CHIP STARFISH

Mr. Rogue is part fish I am sure. He spent a good majority of his late teens and early twenties in the water, the man was on his high school’s swim team. Swimming is his favorite form of exercise because he does not get hot, which is something that should be avoided at all costs, my mellow man who never really gets cranky gets darn cancorus when hot. I on the other hand, although a good swimmer, have a love hate relationship with water. I love to swim as long as I don’t get my ears wet because I easily get ear infections. So I do snorkel because it is beautiful and I do love to see the fish but I just sedately glide along the surface of the water. Mr. Rogue frolics around me like a seal, he dives, he spins, his face lights up with an undistinguishable joy.

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MR. ROGUE IS SUCH A HAPPY MAN IN THE WATER

One of the coolest things we were able to see on this snorkel trip was a green turtle. Although he didn’t stay to play like the sea lions it was still neat to see him glide slowly by.

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SEA TURTLE ON THE MOVE

Because of the sea turtle and all the cool things to photo, midway through our snorkel, I ran out of pictures in our disposable camera. That is when we finally found the Galapagos Penguin perched on a rock. We were able to get within four feet of the bird. A friend managed to shoot a photo of us (haven’t received that from her yet but I am hoping it came out well and that I will get it soon).

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