Española island, Galapagos

The most eastern island of the Galapagos archipelago is the island of Española. At this time of year it’s home to albatrosses who come here to mate. We spent an amazing day exploring the island seeing these great birds soaring through the sky and also protecting their nests with amusingly enormous chicks (the chicks can get bigger than their parents)!

The island was covered with sea lions, marine iguanas, lava lizards and various birds found only on this island. The animals appear oblivious to humans so you get to see everything close up and the boys were fascinated. Even the guide was so excited to be back on the island after six months of it being closed, he was taking loads of photos too.

We also braved the crystal clear aquamarine ice cold waters and snorkelled with the playful sea lions who swam in circles around us. Brilliant fun and utterly freezing.

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