Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Bartolome Island: One of the icons from the Galapagos Islands
Following a two hours boat ride, and a short visit to Daphne Islet, to look at the Nazca Boobies that nest on the slopes of this tuff cone, we arrived to this also small island separated by a couple hundred meters from Santiago Island.
As we reached the top we had a full view of this iconic picture (first of this post), that appears in almost all travel books about Ecuador and Galapagos. I don't know who made this place so popular, but it certainly is something that calls the archipelago t my mind.
I didn't know, until I saw a documentary about the Galapagos, that the pinnacle rock at Bartholomew was used during the Second World War by the U.S. Navy as a target, to practice aiming at enemy ships, that for our good luck never reached this shores. The bombs were not filled with explosives, but with sand, so the pinnacle rock remains intact.
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