The one thing that Little Ibex will forever connect with San Cristobal in Galapagos is sealions. There are everywhere and you need to be careful not to step on them. If they feel threatened, they bite. But otherwise, they are a lot of fun to watch and hear. Some of them loved to play below the boat and Little Ibex could hear the water bubbles from their breath coming up along the boat.
Although Charles Darwin was only a few weeks on the Galapagos Islands, his name is tightly connected to them. Here he got some of his evolution ideas. Easy to understand if you see all the animals that evolved far away from any landmass.
At sea level on San Cristobal, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets and nice beaches with clear water. But the vegetation is very limited due to the dry and windy climate.
Little Ibex rented a bike and went with friends up the old volcano crate to hike in the lush green part of the island. She could even observe many frigate birds circling above her. And she met her first giant turtle.
After a week enjoying nature in San Cristobal she motored on to Santa Cruz, the main island in the Galapagos. The sea of the pacific was calm as a mirror.