Day 5 |
Oct 02, 2013

La Loberia and Tijeretas, San Cristobal Island

By Magdalena Terneus, Galapagos National Park Guide

Weather: Sunny with scattered clouds
Air Temperature: 21ºC

This morning I woke up near the most southern island of the Galapagos, San Cristobal. And, as anticipated all my expectations came true as soon as I arrived to the peer of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

The best welcome party that anyone can have in these islands is the sea lions, and they were all over the broad walk of town. After taking so many pictures of the sea lions on the benches, I boarded the bus that took us on a short ride of 10 minutes to visit a place known as La Loberia, which means sea lion rookery.

I had such a great time watching the small pups playing along the sandy beach and the older sea lions basking under the sun that I almost missed the ones surfing in the waves.
In the afternoon I landed at Tijeretas Hill for a walk among a tree forest, and here I walked to see the bay where the Beagle anchored in 1935. The colors of the water in this bay are breath taking and the view of Kicker Rock at the far end was a perfect close for this great day in paradise.