Despite being the most populated of all the islands in the Galapagos, Santa Cruz, where we are now, is a quaint little town around a relatively calm bay. To get from our hotel to the main town, we have to take a 60-cent water taxi ride that lasts about 2 or 3 minutes, depending on how fast they’re going.
We’re now done with the tour portion of our time here, which is a little sad, because we had a really nice group of people and an amazing guide – Tomas, a young guy from Quito (same age as me), who’s probably going to go home and sleep for a week after we exhausted him with all of our constant questions!
This afternoon we’re going to walk to Las Grietas, a narrow channel between two giant lava walls with exceptionally clear water for swimming and snorkelling. After that we’re going to dine in town at an outdoor market “that won’t make you sick” – fingers crossed!