San Cristóbal from the patron saint of seafarers, St. Christopher, is the island where we had our first up close encounter with Sea lions. They were lounging everywhere and oblivious to us watching while they frolicked in the sea and cuddled up on the beach in the sun. Very, very cute! Our next stop was onto kicker rock, an eroded volcano cone where we took our first snorkel trip. Heading through the natural channel we realised that beneath us were 20 + sharks zipping about, much excitement followed especially for one fellow traveller Gaby who had never snorkelled before – what an awesome first time experience!