Mmmm, the Sun Makes Me So Sleepy…

(Day 3, Fernandina Island, Galapagos! )

Another stunning place to visit is Fernandina Island, a lava covered sanctuary for thousands of marine iguana.

The iguanas are EVERYWHERE.

You truly need to look down constantly as you walk, as it is very easy to step on one of these tranquil creatures – – again an example that the denizens of the Galapagos view humans as irrelevant, so no need to run away when two legged sapiens come around.

Sleepy Iguana
Homer Simpson’s Hero, “I’ll Get Up… Later”
Abraham Pachikara, Copyright 2018 (Click for larger image)

For better or worse, I think the iguanas also view us as smart enough to notice them and walk around them. So they just don’t move off our paths. (The sea lions don’t either.) Actually, the iguanas would kindly correct me: it’s THEIR paths, that we are using, no?

And the combination of ambient sun above, the dark lava rock below, gentle creature in the middle (with a flexible afternoon schedule), and the occasional shower to regulate the heat? That’s what you call a sleep sandwich.

Who wouldn’t get all woozy, spread out, and get some shut eye.


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