Day 2 – Islas Santa Cruz and Santa Fe

Each day on our cruise included hiking and snorkeling. Each island and reef offered something unique. Even the iguanas were different from island to island.  It was egg-laying season for the lizards, and we’re told it takes them two weeks to dig a 40cm hole to lay their eggs. We got to witness an iguana fight between two females competing for a good nest. Location, location, location.

Every island had sea lions, though. And, the babies were only a few weeks old and very curious. The little lizard here is known as a Lava Lizard. Bode’s favorite fact about them; they eat each other.

Santa Fe island had one of the most vivid landscapes of the islands we visited.

4 thoughts on “Day 2 – Islas Santa Cruz and Santa Fe

  • January 27, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    wow, that iguana really knows how to give the stink eye.

    amaaaaaazing pictures. please keep them coming!

    can’t wait to catch up more soon — bree

  • January 27, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Hi, Angela (aka Moose)!

    Apologies in advance for the long meandering email. It has been forever!

    Terry McGlothlin and I got back in touch last autumn (ahhh-linkedin!), and he sent me your website today. It looks as though you are having a wonderful time on your travels. Your son is absolutely beautiful, and tell Jason I said hi for me! You, my friend, look exactly the same, and as pretty as ever, so well done!!!

    I also did a little aboriginal walkabout in 08-10, but nothing on your scale. Just moved to Boston in the spring from NYC after being there for more than 10 years. I took a job investing in mining companies and so occassionally get south of the border (Brazil, Chile, and Mexico some of the more likely destinations.) I will keep up on your whereabouts, and perhaps our paths might cross, who knows?

    Also, if you get back to Nicaragua, pls let me know, I do have some friends who have totally unplugged from the matrix- they are building a house out of shipping containers there (see attached: I was there at the end of ’08, and tried to get back there for a few days last week, but work intervened. I bet I could swing yall a place to stay, in return for some handiwork:)

    Anyways, that is all for now. I’m excited to live vicariously through your blogging and hope we can get back in touch!

    Much love,
    Sheila (aka Beaker)

  • January 30, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Sheila –
    Great to hear from you! We had a blast in San Juan del Sur and now have a few friends there as well. And since, shipping container homes is a minor interest of mine, we just may have to go back 😉 Until then, come visit… Machu Picchu?

  • January 31, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    Wow – it’s all incredible. I read a book about a trip to the Galapagos (a man who went with his 7-year old daughter and seventy-year-old father) called The Boy on the Back of the Turtle. It’s really cool to see the birds and other animals he was talking about!

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