The letters on the bench read “Gobierno Provincial de Galápagos” (Galápagos Provincial Government in English). The Galápagos are one of 24 provinces of Ecuador; the capital is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristóbal.
The island of Baltra is the entry point for most visitors to the islands, since it has one of the islands’ two airports. We were greeted at our ship’s dock by this sleepy sea lion catching a nap rather comfortably. I wonder if any humans ever sit on these benches, or just sea lions?