First, the boat ride was quite lovely compared to the ride to Floreana. Floreana was an oversize speedboat, so it had large, noisy outboard motors, and made for a bouncy ride. The boat to North Seymour was more of a motor yacht: quite, smooth, and spacious. On our way to around Baltra, we were greeted with views of Daphne Major and Daphne Minor.
|Daphne Major in the background of sea lions sleeping|
Our first stop was a lovely sand bar where there were sea lion colonies, marine iguanas, and a compete whale skeleton.
On North Seymour, I could have spent hours there taking photos and videos of the nesting birds there. What a spectacular sight!
I understand why the Earthwatch volunteers who went to North Seymour have always come back saying what an amazing expedition it was! I hope to go again one day!!