(This is Galapagos Cotton)
Some of the openings from the lava are so warm that it's like standing by a wood stove...
Our guide--Daniel, seen here--explained that they can tell how long ago an eruption happened partly by how much plant growth there is. For example: this cactus only grows about 1 cm./year.
This picture shows the different eruptions--the reddish clay is from the older eruption (that's where cacti and other plants grew). The black is from a 1979 eruption, with hardly any plant growth anywhere.
It's amazing to me how such a harsh environment can be so beautiful.
One of my favortie pics of Sam, trying to get a safe shot of one of the canyons.
Mr. Bobo, of course, made an appearance
Wee Anya was tired by the time we were returning, and got to ride a horse for much of the way back.
Good walk. Grubby sneakers.
Ended up throwing these out.
A good trip. A unique environment. I'm glad we went.