Bartholomew & Rábida Islands

May 27, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


A few minutes after waking, I felt and heard the drop of the anchor and chain, signaling we had arrived at our morning’s destination. Bartholomew Island is a small little island that is geologically part of larger Santiago Island next door. The landscape is a mix of brown, beige, black and yellow, with bright green plant highlights here and there. The afternoon was spent at Rábida Island – all bright reds and greens and silver and blues – blue water, blue sky. Complementary colors abounded.

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Cindy Manning

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Born in Lima, Peru, of North American parents, Cindy and her family subsequently lived in several South American and European countries with a couple stops in Peoria, Illinois. Cindy received a degree in biology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Afterwards, Cindy spent a year and a half teaching science in the Western Province of Kenya, East Africa. 

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