Friday, January 07, 2011

Blue boobies

We hiked what is called "the blue trail" at Isla Isabela (Mexico) this afternoon. Hmmm...I wonder if that's because it's where you find most of the bright coloured blue-footed boobies? This trail goes through the forested area and up and down rock staircases, much different than yesterday's trails which were in more open grassy areas.

Our first stop was at the volcanic Crater Lake (Lago Crater) which is not potable and definitely not very inviting for swimming. Here is Jordan overlooking Crater Lake...

We continued on towards the rock spires (Las MoƱas) that are 45 metres tall...

...and here is where we saw all the boobies with their bright blue legs and feet! What a thrill it was to finally see them and be so close as we walked amongst them. (This has been on my "to do" list since I first heard of their existence.)

Blue-footed boobies everywhere!

Foot colour - blue, green, or yellow - yet to be determined!

When we could finally tear ourselves away from this pristine setting, we headed back to Sea Turtle. And at 23:15 we pulled anchor for an overnighter to San Blas.

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