Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Beaches of the Galapagos

The Galapagos islands were all formed from basaltic magma lava flows. They are very young islands, geologically speaking, and are continuing to grow.

Considering that all of the islands were created in a very similar manner, it was interesting to see how very different each of them was. One of the most obvious differences were the different colors of the beaches.

This black sand beach is on Santiago island.

On Rabida the beach was a gorgeous red.

We saw beige beaches and white beaches. Hard to get our head around the fact that the same geological forces created these islands.


Syn said...

I LOVE the picture of the brightly colored bird!!

I left you something at my blog, Come see:)

Anonymous said...

THis is a great blog and its amazing to see all the places that you have traveled to. My husband and I are planning a trip to the Galapagos islands this September. DUe to time constraints we will be able to do only a 5 day/4 night cruise. Could you please let me know which cruise line you used and if you had any recommendations?

diane said...

So glad you are enjoying my blog. Thank you.

As for who we sailed with, we used GAP Adventures. You can read more about them here: