Hiking on San Cristobal
Having spent the morning on boat jobs, we decided it was time for some hiking, so we took ourselves off along the coastal route and over to Las Tijeretas. As well as being a recommended hiking trail, this was also a place for excellent snorkelling, so we thought we’d check it out before going over there with all our kit. We saw more stunning wildlife, in particular some marine iguanas, one of which was cleverly camouflaged against the rocks. Whilst over there we also checked out the Centro de Interpretación which covers the history of the islands and one of several ‘mirador’ lookout spots has a statue of Charles Darwin.
The Beagle sailed from Gallao, Peru on 15th September 1835 and reached the archipelago with scientist Charles Darwin aboard. Long after his trip, back in England, he analysed his notes and collections from his trip on the Beagle and proposed his theory of evolution by natural selection in 1859, based on his findings and research on the Galapagos Islands.
At the Mirador of Las Tijeretas::
A Yellow Warbler – so beautiful and tuneful:
A couple of young sea lions having fun in the water:
And a beautiful sunset most evenings: