Pinnacle Rock up-close
Bartolome
Bartolomé Island is a big barren volcanic rock with a couple of sandy beaches. 
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 panoramo.
 
On or near the black rocks at Pinnacle beach you may find a small colony of Galapagos Penguins.
If you go snorkeling, you can come upclose to the penguins and encounter turtles.
 
We scaled the volcano on June 3d, 2009
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Pinnacle Rock does not impress the pelican nor the booby
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we have to cross a lavafield
and then the climb starts, the staircase comes in handy
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a colorful Galapagos Lava Cactus
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the view from the top is certainly worth the climb
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the Zodiac is waiting. Please do not trample the Iguanas
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Galapagos Penguins are the only penguins that live on the Equator
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