Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Santiago Island, Ecuador

Dec 29, 2014 - Galapagos Day 4 - Isla Santiago and Chinese Hat

Our day started at James Bay on Isla San Santiago (aka James Island). We hiked around on the rocky beach observing a colony of sea lions erroneously named fur seals. The main difference between seals and sea lions is their size and sea lions have external ears. The fur seals have a flatter, less elongated face than common sea lions and a thicker coat. They fish at night so they are not competing with common sea lions who fish during the daytime. We also saw another species of land iguana which were red, green and brown which reflects the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Exploring Ecuador

May 17, 2014 - Galapagos Islands (Santiago - Rabida and Egas Port)

Saturday 17th May 2014 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (Santiago - Rabida and Egas Port) We moved during the night and anchored at about 6:45am (heard the anchor being dropped). Went ashore after breakfast on to Rabida Island after motoring along the coast in the zodiac looking at birds, marine iguanas and other creatures. Rabida is a volcanic island with red sand, quite rough on the feet. We then went for a walk. There were many cactus plants and the trees had leaves on them. Our guide told us that the leaves would be gone in about a month and...

Jump to full entry

Apr 20, 2012 - Santiago Island

This highly volcanic island is composed of a number of tuff cones and a central volcano. Many volcanic eruptions have been recorded in the last century. The vegetation is dense in the highlands, and a scalesia forest covers part of the central volcano. We were given the opportunity to hike on the lava flows of this fantastic island. The flows ranged in character from smooth "pahoehoe", or ropy basaltic lava, to broken up pieces of sharp "aa" lava to smooth, bright orange red cinder cones dotted with lava cacti. It was like walking on...

Jump to full entry

Jun 4, 2010 - Santiago Is, James Bay

See Pics About Santiago Is. Wiki Site More About Santiago Is. - Tourist Info Good Map of Island Land & Sea Life Seen:) James Bay - black sand *All Critters marked like this indicates first time observed! fur seals*, Elliot's wht vented storm petrel*, GBH, American oyster catcher*, Gala dove*, smooth-billed ani-a pest bird, yellow warbler, Lots of tourists (huge 100 passenger yacht spoiled snorkel for me, Bon said after they left it was the best! Who'd a thunk!) Fur Seal Info Fur Seal Info Wiki Site Fur Seal Info Natl Geo Site Storm Petrel...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


South America Plus



Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com