Day 2 Galapagos — Dry Landing Genovesa ( Tower)
This morning we take the panga to shore and dock. We don’t get in the water. The island is named after the Italian city of Genoa, in honor of Christopher Columbus. We landed at Prince Philips Steps. It is a steep rock staircase that we climb to take the trail to the nesting ground of Red Footed Boobies and lots of other birds.
Our group of ten followed the guide and clicked pictures like mad when we spotted our first Red Footed Boobie and Frigate birds up close. I expected them to fly away so I took pictures from the distance. I just couldn’t believe how they innocently stayed close and watched us. Just as curious about us as we about them!!
The island itself is a rugged rocky place. To me it seemed like it is from the beginning of time. When in actual fact it’s quite new, as islands go, having been formed by a volcano.