Day 2 |
Oct 20, 2013

Bartolome & Espumilla

By Tommy Acosta, Naturalist

Weather: Sunny with scattered clouds
Air Temperature: 23ºC
Pressure: 910 hPa
Wind: 8 knots

The magnificent Island of Bartolome is one of the best places in the Galapagos to understand some of the most complex geological formations in a very simple way by just looking at the landscape.

I saw some clouds through the windows but a promising weather. When we disembarked at 6:30 the wind was not that strong. We came back for a quick breakfast and immediately we got ready for snorkelling.

Once there, many of our guests decided how far they wanted to go; some took a long time out behind the pinnacle rocks where a few Galapagos penguins posed in the shoreline.
Our glass bottom boat became popular around the same time and many of us rested along the beach.

In the afternoon we had an incredible time at Espumilla beach. I had a smooth zodiac cruise before landing, we had a high tide and many blue footed boobies flew near by the rockeries in search of food.

We had a quick start to hike at the inner trail by the dry lagoon behind the beach, once there I explained about the incense tree deciduous forest and at the same time we spotted some Galapagos doves and some hawks that observed us for a while.

Along the black mangrove forest I explained how to make ghost pictures with our regular iphone just like those taken over 30 years ago in film but much easier. We had amazing results after a little practice and fun.