Genovesa Island

Nov 24, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Last night we navigated from Santiago Island to Genovesa Island in the northeastern side of the archipelago. This extinct volcano has a large caldera and National Geographic Islander anchored at Darwin Bay. This is also home for several colonies of seabirds; many of these birds feed far away from the islands in open sea. We explored two different sites, one was Darwin Bay, and the other one was Prince Philip’s Steps. We had in the morning to snorkel along the cliffs of the bay and to stay for a while on a white sandy beach surrounded by birds.

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Gilda Gonzalez

Naturalist

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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