Santa Cruz
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Almost Immediately upon arrival in Santa Cruz Foss fell victim to the Darwin Bug (specially evolved to infect yachties) that Erik had caught in San Cristobal. This meant that although we spent over a week here we didn't see much.

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The Darwin centre with lots of the endemic species including this tree-like cactus

Baby Tortoise soup? 
Every year eggs are collected on each island and the young are returned to their homes after 4 years when they are reasonably safe from predators.

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Hiding in the bushes is Lonesome George, the only survivor from the island of Pinta. The centre is trying to persuade him to breed with 2 females from Isabela who have some of his genes but he isn't interested

Some of the older females

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Bath time

Taking a bit of a dislike to Erik

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Apart from the Darwin centre visit we were reduced to photographing whatever came to visit us. In this case a Noddy Tern

Better luck at ISABELA