Vulcan Sierra Negra
05 May 2012 | Isla Isabela
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
We celebrated with a death march to the local volcano. It's one of the big tours on this island and everyone we talked to said it's worth it, so we gave it a try and it was great -- though sometimes painful. It was about 10 miles round trip -- you can do a shorter version where you only see the big caldera (2nd largest in the world) but Julio, our National Parks guide asked if we wanted to go on the other nearby peak, Volcan Chico. We were glad we did because the view and lava tunnels were just beautiful, but it did make for a longer hike with more up and downs, but since I survived it I would say it was worth it. We were very lucky as we had some overcast weather today, so we didn't suffer from the heat and we didn't even get rain.
So now that we're happily back home aboard Cetus, we'll have a Margarita to celebrate one of Terry's favorite holidays.