A day on Española
Every day was a great day on our tour of the Galápagos! Española was one of the last islands we visited and there was so much to see. Lots of interesting bird species, beautiful scenery, and some time on the beach.
Tired of entertaining us with his cuteness, a sea lion catches a nap on our things while we roam the beach. The animals of the Galápagos are not shy around humans for the most part and they will get quite close to you.
Darwin Bay on Genovesa has one of those beautiful white sandy beaches that make for perfect tourism ad photos. The white color comes from bits of coral that have washed up and broken down; here are some larger chunks of coral that can also be found on the beach.
That is my size 5.5 foot for scale.
Genovesa, aka Tower, is a horseshoe-shaped island whose cliffs form natural walls. We watched the tide come in on this beach at the Darwin Bay landing site. The bay is formed from a collapsed caldera (like Crater Lake), giving the island its distinctive shape and fortress-wall-like cliffs. Later, we climbed Prince Philip’s steps to get a view from the top.