Saturday, November 1, 2008

Galapagos - Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

After the visit to Kicker Rock, we set sail for the island of San Cristobal, arriving at approximately 9:00 AM. San Cristobal is the fifth largest and the easternmost island in the Galapagos Archipelago and one of the four islands that Charles Darwin visited aboard the HMS Beagle.

The morning activity for everyone consisted of a Dry Landing at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to visit the Interpretation Center(Human History Museum) and walk through the town.

The town is stretched out along a small harbor. On one side of the harbor is a military base and on the other side is the dock where we disembarked from the Zodiacs. We boarded a bus for a short ride to the Interpretation Center which is financed by the government of Spain. It offers a journey through the history of the isalnds form the context of man, nature, and conservation. We learned about the characteristics of the natural areas and about the natural processes that have made Galapagos such a unique place in the world.

Upon returning from the museum, we walked along the waterfront part down Charles Darwin Avenue. It is a cobbled street with benches and nice plantings along with a few shops. We spent about 2 hours in the town before returning to the Xpedition by Zodiac.  View our Galapagos - San Cristobal photos.

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