Day 3, December 4th: Floreana Island: Punta Cormorant, Devil’s Crown & Post Office Bay
At Punta Cormorant, on Floreana Island, a green olivine beach, sea lions, wading birds and Darwin’s finches all greet us on arrival. We walk through unique vegetation, (some of which grows nowhere else in the world but this island) arriving at a saltwater lagoon where startlingly pink flamingos nest and feed. Some fabulous snorkeling off the Devil’s Crown around a sunken crater is a highlight where we look for hammerhead sharks, turtles and large schools of fish. In the afternoon, at the historic Post Office Barrel we can send a few postcards and, in so doing, maintain a centuries old tradition.