This week, we spent a second day visiting beautiful Santa Cruz Island. In the morning, we landed at Cerro Dragón, or Dragon Hill, and in the afternoon, we explored Bahia Borrero, both located in the northern coast of the island. Despite this being the middle of the cool, windy season, the air temperature was warm, and with lots of sunny spells that enhanced the radiant colors of the sea, sky, and unique flora and fauna. The weather today was simply glorious!
National Geographic Endeavour II
Our day began with a pre-breakfast climb on Bartholomew Island, where we had the chance to learn about geological features like cinder cones and tuff cones. There are lava flows that date back about 200 years. We enjoyed a snorkeling activity in the same area. Then we moved the ship to another islet called Chinese Hat. We had the option to snorkel or ride in a dinghy to see some Galapagos penguins.