The Cruise Ship

This day 25th Oct we entered the motor yacht Galaven for a 4 day cruise around the Galapagos islands. The island group consists of 15 main islands, 3 smaller islands, and 107 rocks and islets. It was 18 other cruisers (crusaders?) to join us on the cruise but the ship was spacious and it never felt crowded. Sometimes we spent our time in chairs on upper deck to see the sunset. During the day tours we visited several islands, always with a guide (spoke rather good English) who was telling us lots of stuff. Simone often joined the snorkeling group. It was always a morning or afternoon snorkel session.

Lots of Frigate birds followed the ship, especially in the afternoon (maybe imprinted by the chefs afternoon waste from cooking thrown overboard). They are large birds with long wings – male wingspan can reach more than 2 meters.
From birds do not swim and cannot walk well, and cannot take off from a flat surface. Having the largest wingspan to body weight ratio of any bird, they are essentially aerial, able to stay aloft for more than a week, landing only to roost or breed on trees or cliffs.

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