Isla Bartolome

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Pinnacle Rock, early in the morning
The night before we fell asleep at Sombrero Chino Island, after spending much of the evening on deck looking at the splendid skies and chatting with our shipmates (and ok, drinking a couple of bottles of wines we'd brought aboard...). Somewhere in the night, we were aware that the motors had started and that we were moving but anyway, in the morning, we woke up at Isla Bartolome. We woke to the sound of sea lions 'honking' around the boat, boy are these guys noisy! We were one of the first boats at the island and we took our time waking up and eating a wonderful breakfast before setting off to the island.

Isla Bartolome or Bartholomew Island is best known for the famous vista from the top, where every tour group has its picture taken. The island is highly visited and famous not so much for its wildlife like the other islands but for its wildly volcanic landscape. To protect the trail against erosion a wooden path and stairway to the top has been built (it is not for nothing called the stairmaster of the islands!).
We also snorkelled around pinnacle rock (the famous monolith seen on the last picture).
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Pinnacle Rock, early in the morning
Pinnacle Rock, early in the morning
Cluster of boats, looking back fro…
Cluster of boats, looking back fr…
Isnt it like a zen garden?
Isn't it like a zen garden?
Stairs up to summit of the Island
Stairs up to summit of the Island
That famous view
That famous view
OK, every group has to have this p…
OK, every group has to have this …
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photo by: aswold