Pinnacle Rock up-close
Its hallmark is Pinnacle Rock, a sharp outcrop
which was used for practice shooting by US pilots during WW2.
A trail leads up the extinct volcano. Notice the Galapagos
Lava Cacti on its slopes. On the top you are rewarded with a truly splendid panorama.
On or near the black rocks at Pinnacle
beach you may find a small colony of Galapagos Penguins.
When you go out snorkeling, you can sneak up close to the penguins
and even encounter turtles.
We scaled the volcano on June 3d, 2009.
Pinnacle Rock does not impress pelican nor booby
we have to negotiate a barren lavafield
and then the climb starts, that staircase comes in handy
a colorful Galapagos Lava Cactus
the iconic view from the top is certainly worth the climb
the Zodiac is waiting. Please do not trample those poor Iguanas
Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins that live on the Equator