Day 7: Sullivan Bay on Santiago Island - Geological Formations - only slightly cooler than it sounds

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Pahoehoe lava flow
We did a short hike around recent (late 1800s) lava flow, which has impressive ropey pahoehoe lava flows.  The cool thing is that the Galapagos are geologically (volcanic eruptions) and evolutionarily (flora and fauna developed in relative isolation until recent history) similar to Hawaii (although Hawaii is much older).  All the volcanic terms here are Hawaiian words like pahoehoe and a'a lava flows and el pelo de Pele (Pele's hair).  I made sure to stress the world importance of (the island nation) Hawaii in my translations.

We also saw
hornitos, little  volcanos created from escaping gases.  We then spent some time chilling on the beach.  I was chatting with Pancho (the sailor on the boat) and Jacinto (the guide).  It was surprising to find out that Pancho with the cute dimples was 21 and had a son who was 1.5 years old.  Maybe not that surprising considering everyone here over 20 is just as likely to have a kid as not.  Maybe it was surprising that he was still with the baby's mother. In any case, working back-to-back-to-back weeks cannot give him much time to be an involved father.  Oh well...he had beautiful dimples at least.
katienoahmaya says:
Bizarre to see these Hawaii-like things other places - because we all know that Hawaii is the center of the universe. Wow - they don't have a monopoly on lava formations. I did not realize. Katie
Posted on: Jan 13, 2008
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Pahoehoe lava flow
Pahoehoe lava flow
Hornito - little oven
Hornito - little oven
Cool shiny lava design
Cool shiny lava design
Bigger hornito
Bigger hornito
Michael Jackson-esque zayapa crab
Michael Jackson-esque zayapa crab
View of Sullivan Bay
View of Sullivan Bay
Hornitos
Hornitos
Jacinto and Pancho horsing around
Jacinto and Pancho horsing around
Frigate bird following the boat
Frigate bird following the boat
Sunset on the last full day
Sunset on the last full day
Sunset on the last full day
Sunset on the last full day
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