San Cristóbal – the home of many sea lions!

After a quite unpleasant boat ride here from Santa Cruz, I finally arrived, about 2 hours late. David was helpful as always to help me find a place to stay here, so I’m staying at his aunt house, who rents out rooms, and I got a special price. : )  Poor Davids cousin who had been waiting for me at the port all the time. We had problems with the engines, so we had to go much slower.  She showed me to where I will be staying, it’s called Rocas y Cactus, and it’s in the barrio Cactus. I have a quite big room and a clean bathroom :) Still no internet though, haha.

The boat we took from Santa Cruz to San Cristobal.. Packed with people.. all sweaty... it was supposed to take 1,5-2 hours but it took 3,5 hours instead... haha

The boat we took from Santa Cruz to San Cristobal.. Packed with people.. all sweaty… it was supposed to take 1,5-2 hours but it took 3,5 hours instead… haha

View over San Cristobal from my balcony

View over San Cristobal from my balcony

San Cristobal is very calm and relaxed. It’s smaller than Santa Cruz but bigger then Isabela. A good mix. I still love that people say hi to you on the street even if they don’t know you! :)

I went to eat at a place in the malecon, the street closest to the beach, and took a walk there. There are soooo many sea lions here!!! And they make such a funny noise! I’m really surprised, I had no idea they sounded like this! I mean, there is one noise I recognize, because it sounds like the seals, but they also have another sound that is a mix between a sheep and someone who is really really disgusted and is about to puke or something. Haha.

Maybe you only see rocks... but what if I said there's at least 30 sea lions visible here? Haha.

Maybe you only see rocks… but what if I said there’s at least 30 sea lions visible in this pic? Haha.

Little sea lion drinking/eating or whatever you say....

Little sea lion drinking/eating or whatever you say….

After that I went home for a siesta. Later I got down to book the diving to Leon Dormido, which they say it’s the best place to dive here in San Cristobal. The dive shop is also one of Davids cousins. Hehe. Almost all his family is living here :) Since I was the only diver, it cost me 160 USD….. waaaaay to expensive for me, but since it’s the last dive I will do in a very long time….. Well well.
I have actually counted about how much I have spent here in the Galapagos, and it’s about the same amount per day as I spent in Mexico. So it’s really good! Until this 160 USD.. haha. But still, I thought that Galapagos was going to be much more expensive.

Later I went down looking for a cybercafé.. and I ran into the guy from Isabela who was driving the car to the volcano.  We had some dinner at the malecon together with his friend. Then we walked around the malecon again together with even more sea lions, they all get up there at night.. and it smells quite much!! Haha. Anyhow.. this guy starts to tell me that he want to be my loved one and explains how much he loves me. We have only spent a couple of hours together, maximum, and I was not at all interested, so I felt quite uncomfortable.. I went home to watch some tv-series and sleep.

 

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