Chinese Hat Islet and Sullivan Bay

Nov 23, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Today we got a chance to explore two different places in the central region of the Galapagos Islands. In the morning, we went to Chinese Hat Islet; there we looked for wildlife from the Zodiacs, kayaking and later, snorkeling. We also had the chance to go to a small white sandy beach and enjoyed the company of a couple of juveniles Galapagos sea lions and many Sally light-foot crabs.

This afternoon, we went ashore onto a lava flow from 1897, besides the incredible shapes of the lava, we encountered about seven Galapagos penguins sunbathing after fishing. The weather was very nice and warm with a pleasant cooling breeze.

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Gilda Gonzalez


Gilda was born in Ambato, located in the very heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Since she was a child, she loved animals, often rescuing street cats and dogs. Her parents always made sure there were nature books and plenty of Jacques Cousteau’s videos at home. She graduated from high school with a degree in chemistry and biology. Afterwards, Gilda obtained a B.A. in tourism and hotel management in Quito. She also studied English, French and German, later spending two months in Brussels, Belgium.

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