Today we woke up in the most western region of the Galapagos and we had different activities planned: Zodiac riding, hiking, and snorkeling. The day was great, and we knew it was just going to get better and better since we were going to have our BBQ dinner and were headed to witness a spectacular event at Fernandina Island, the eruption of la Cumbre Volcano.

La Cumbre is the youngest volcano in the archipelago and one of the most active ones worldwide. This particular eruption started a month ago, but it was only this past Sunday that the lava reached the ocean, putting on an amazing show. We could see the rivers of lava flowing, the sparks flying, and the huge waves solidifying the lava. We could hear it cooling and the new rocks rolling, the force of nature at its maximum splendor. It was breathtaking!!!