Jan 20, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
Sometime in the middle of the night we have crossed the equator! We left Sullivan Bay and navigated northbound to Genovesa Island, one of the jewels of the Galápagos archipelago. Dubbed Hitchcock’s Island, it is estimated that up to one million birds may inhabit this flat, small, circular island. The vast oceans that surround it offer the perfect foraging grounds for seabirds, like red-footed boobies, great and magnificent frigates, swallow-tailed gulls and storm petrels. Every corner of Genovesa is stunning including its anchorage site, which happens to be a former magmatic chamber. A long time ago ocean waters entered the bay and then the southeastern rim gave way due to constant pounding of waves and wind action.
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