Today we headed off to the Galakiwi shop to get fitted for wetsuits and pick up fins and masks for snorkeling. We then took a very quick bus ride and a long walk to the snorkeling spot, Las Tijeretas. There, we were faced with a challenge when we noticed that a feisty sea lion was blocking our path to the water! But fear not, he was sleeping, and we just stepped over him. We split up into groups led by our wonderful guides, Gustavo and Sara. Once in the water, we were immediately met by groups of sea lions and large schools of fish. We also spotted many large sea turtles, and one group even caught a glimpse of an octopus.
Watching as groups of playful sea lions swam around us, mimicking our movements, was definitely a highlight.
But that’s not all! Right after, we took a long walk and another short bus ride to a beautiful, white sand beach on the other side of the island. There, we ate snacks, played frisbee, watched sea lions, and took photos, enjoying our last few days together. We then headed straight to lunch at Rosita’s and enjoyed a delicious meal. The afternoon was spent finishing our final on-assignment projects. At around 6:30, we headed off to dinner at Descanso Marinero and listened to a presentation on sharks and rays by our wonderful group leader, Florencia Cerutti. We ate our meal and walked over to a playground where we enjoyed some ice cream while watching the sea lions on the beach. We finished our day with a round of shoutouts and then headed off to bed. It was a great day, and while we’re sad that tomorrow is our last full day here, we’re so glad that we were able to have such a great time together.