On our voyage through the archipelago of Galapagos, we meet shortly before Sunday walk on a volcanic lake. An ideal anchorage for the night, as our captain says ….
In the south of Genovesa, we find the circular, high-clad Darwin Bay, a volcanic crater erupted by surf erosion. The nocturnal drive through the very narrow entrance to the wind-protected anchor bay is a special experience.
Inside the volcanic lake, the water is pea-green due to the millions of microscopic marine organisms. At the other end of the food chain, this wealth of food is reflected in the abundance of seabirds that breed everywhere in the salt bushes and on the cliffs.
The volcano lake has an enormous fish view. We only need to throw out the fishing line and have already prepared for our dinner. Our ship’s cook can not resist diving for a specialty. After several free dives, he has caught a number of lobsters. We lift the anchors the next morning and drive towards our next destination.