Voyage 7924

Puerto Caldera to Guayaquil

 

 

Day 1 - October 6, 2009 - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

It was a hot and humid day, normal for the Port of Caldera in Costa Rica, its name meaning “Cauldron” in Spanish...


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Day 2 - October 7, 2009 - Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Not even 20 minutes after Expedition Leader Robin West had finished his briefings, a humpback whale was breaching and flapping just ahead of the ship...


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Day 3 - October 8, 2009 - Casa Orquideas, Costa Rica

The Zodiacs cut across mirror flat water to land us on a grey pebble beach in front of Casa Orquideasinsea...


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Day 4 - October 9, 2009 - Day At Sea

Last night the ship had picked up with the starboard stabilizer a long-line fishing line...


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Day 5 - October 10, 2009 - Cocos Island, Costa Rica

The overnight passage across to the Cocos Islands was nice and calm – a pleasant surprise, since these seas can be very rough...


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Day 6 - October 11, 2009 - At Sea, Enroute To Coiba Island, Panama

It was a relaxing morning after our exciting exertions of the day before in Cocos Island...


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Day 7 - October 12, 2009 - Isla De Coiba

Today was another Marine Biologist’s dream day...


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Day 8 - October 13, 2009 - Darien Jungle, Panama

It was a long Zodiac drive from the ship to the mouth of the river, but the sea was calm in the grey, early morning light....


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Day 9 - October 14, 2009 - At Sea, En Route To Gorgona Island, Colombia

Last night the ship had picked up with the starboard stabilizer a long-line fishing line...


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Day 10 - October 15, 2009 - Isla Gorgona, Colombia

The highlight, though, was definitely the large boa constrictor snakes that we saw. These snakes are non-poisonous and relatively placid, so we could get a really close look at it and the beautiful patterns on its skin....


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Day 11 - October 16, 2009 - At Sea En Route To Isla De La Plata, Ecuador

After lunch we were boarded by a delegation of the court of the Domain of Neptune, in order to comply with the formalities of passing across the equatorial line....


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Day 12 - October 17, 2009 - Isla De La Plata, Ecuador; At Sea

The birds are the main reason to come here, especially the Blue Footed Booby and the Magnificent Frigate Bird...


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