Messing with the Mouser

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November 10th 2019
Published: November 18th 2019
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Arrived at Galapagos Seymour Airport on Baltra Island, mid morning and transferred to our Motor Yacht,'Yollita 2'. No one told us what happened to Yollita 1 and we didn't really want to know. Whilst putting on life jackets to board our Panga (motorised rib dinghy) to take us to the yacht, which would take us to the north coast of Santa Cruz island, we saw Galapagos Sea Lions, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, and Frigate birds. Yollita was a large motor yacht with 8 double guest cabins and a crew of 8. Our cabin was spacious although fairly basic, but with a good bathroom including large shower. After a decent lunch, we set off in the Pangas for our first exploration of the beach (Bachus beach) and some beach snorkel practice. Saw Red footed Boobies, frigate birds, marine Iguanas, etc. Discovered that a moustache is not the ideal facial accessory to obtain a good seal on a snorkel face mask...should have remembered that from Fiji! So toyed briefly with the idea of shaving off the whole Santa Claus outfit, until one brighter member of our group suggested just the top part of said mouser. Worked a treat. Looking like a twat is a
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No seals here..'fur seal' is actually a sea lion.
small price to pay for seeing such underwater magnificence. The tash will regrow, but this opportunity is once in a lifetime! The crew of 8 included 3 Captains and 2 chefs. The latter proved to be worth their weight in gold, proving the old adage never to trust an anorexic chef! Dinner was delicious. It was to be a rough night as we travelled north to Genovese island, crossing the equator en route. Lets just say that we appreciated the thoughtful additions of grab rails in the bathroom! Cot sides might also have been useful, though thankfully, neither of us woke up on the floor.

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Chill Bill

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