It is pretty cool to get close to these animals, they stare at you very curious. We must move slowly and crouch to go closer, otherwise they might get scared. And it takes only one to make the colony run away. I was so excited taking pictures that I threw myself on the ground, and only a few moments later I realized there was poop everywhere. I smelled really bad and stayed like this for hours until I returned to the hotel.
The ones with reddish orange bill (Papúa) stood still, blinking and not minding our presence.
Agency: PIRATOUR is the only one allowed to land on the island, and they operate in a small house on the coast next to Oficina de Turismo. All these small houses sell tours.
ESTÂNCIA HARBERTON has the nearest port to the island. Founded in the 19th century, it holds historical objects and pictures. There is a pub and a beautiful landscape of the countryside.
Pack winter clothes, the cold wind and the humidity in the canal can ruin the trip. Gloves, hood, hat, scarf… even in the summer.[/box]
Translated by Lúcia Maciel
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