Friday, July 10, 2009

Isabela Island

Isabela Island Galapagos Islands
Isabela Island Galapagos Islands
Isabela Island Galapagos Islands
On this part of our tour around the islands we went up to
Sierra Negra, an active volcano on Isabela Island which was quite a climb to get to. We drove for half an hour, hiked for another hour and then rode horses for the final three kilometres. Sierra Negra is at an altitude of 4,920-feet and is the largest and one of most active volcanoes in the Archipelago; the Galapagos Islands are considered one of the most active volcanic areas in the world. It was impressive to watch the steaming hot spots, and the view from the summit was awesome, but it was hot, hot, hot. We had a picnic under whatever scrub bush we could find and then left. While we were on Isabela Island we stayed at the wonderful San Vincente Hotel.