Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island

Jan 11, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


We spent our final full day in Galapagos on San Cristobal, the easternmost island of the archipelago, the very same island where Darwin started his explorations of this magical place! This is a large island formed by the fusion of two great volcanoes, middle of the range age-wise. It has fascinating geology, made of richly texture tuff stone formations and spectacular beaches, and a rich wildlife. We visited two different sites on the island, a place called Punta Pitt to the far north of the island, followed by an unforgettable afternoon explore the long white beach of Cerro Brujo. We later cruised by the emblematic rocky formation named the Sleeping Lion (or Kicker Rock, English name) whilst celebrating many unforgettable sightings and experiences, shared with a wonderful new group of friends.

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Emma Ridley

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Born of a Scottish father and English mother, Emma enjoyed an international upbringing because of her father’s job as a foreign correspondent.  Although her family eventually settled in Rome, Emma's schooling was conducted in French, having started her studies in Brussels, Belgium and finishing at the Lycée Français de Rome in 1988.

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