Jul 23, 2018 | Written by Patricia Murphy

Galapagos Day 3: Isabela Island

We had  gorgeous weather for our third breakfast on the boat. Then we took the panga to Moreno Point. Here we did a dry landing and a short hike over lava fields where we studied some original fauna. Then we headed towards some islets that were covered with blue footed boobies, penguins, flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and penguins. Here we took all the pictures.

After lunch, we headed to Elizabeth Bay for our first snorkel . We were all very excited to get underwater! John was especially excited to use the camera I got him for his birthday, an Olympus T5. We had tested it at least 10 times in our pool and the pictures were stunning. Sadly, the latch failed on his very first dip, and the camera was ruined. We were so very disappointed.

This snorkel was somewhat murky anyway, so we would not have gotten pictures, but there were many days to come when I would mourn the loss of the pictures that might have been. Note to self, next time we take a snorkel trip-of-a-lifetime, bring two underwater cameras. Luckily Joe shared his Go Pro shots, so you will get some underwater pics from several locations.