Santa Fe Island
We sailed for about 2.5 hours to Santa Fe Island. Robin had a bit of motion sickness so he took an anti-nausea pill and rested in the lounge until lunch. I also rested in the lounge but mostly because I had a restless night of sleep. So far, no motion sickness for me but tonight we have to sail in rougher waters for about 5 hours so I hope that I’ll be fine. The trouble with me taking any meds is that my body has no tolerance for anything that causes drowsiness so if the package says take one every 8 hours, for me that translates to taking one and sleeping or being extremely drowsy for 28 hours. That’s about how long it will take for my tongue to come off the roof of my mouth and for me to feel that I can lift my eyelids enough to see anything.
We had a great lunch of baked meat, potatoes, salads and fruit salad for lunch. Then it was an hour’s rest (or blogging for me) until we snorkel at 2pm. There’s a cool wind so I decided to pass on the snorkeling and just enjoyed the view and the fish that you can see from the surface because the water is so clear. After that, we had a wet landing on Santa Fe, where we saw some more spectacular vegetation and wild life. There were giant cacti at least 20 feet tall and some more than 130 years old. We also saw some land iguanas that are endemic only to this island. They are light brown in colour so you have to look carefully to see then because they blend in so well to the landscape. We saw some Darwin finches some of which were ground finches and some were cactus finches. There were blue eyed doves and dozens of sea lions in all stages of growth. We even managed to see a hawk and some reef sharks when going back to the yacht.