After a day in the highlands of Ecuador we spent a week sailing around these iconic islands looking at the wealth of seabirds and searching for endemics. Two endemics were missed, Mangrove Finch which just could not be found, and San Cristobal Mockingbird which everyone else saw but I did not as I was ill due to an accident and couldn't get out of bed. Memorable highlights from here, apart from a serious accident that cause me a few problems, were the Swallow-tailed Gulls and Waved Albatrosses that rode the updrafts on Hood, the female Green Turtle hawling herself back down the back after laying her eggs overnight; a Woodpecker Finch using a tool, The sheer volume of Wedge-rumped Storm-petrels on Genovesa; my purple patch of finding good seabirds, namely Parkinson's Petrel, Sooty Shearwater and Markham's Storm Petrel all within minutes of each other and the Brydes Whales. A few of many highlights. The following photo's are species order as in the book Birds, Mammals and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands by Swash & Still.