View from the pirate's hideout, Floreana Island (Steve Alcorn)
Breakfast was followed by a bus trip to the foot of the Ierra Negra volcano and a six mile round trip to the top and back. It was a bit rainy so the narrow trail was slippery at times. Our guide picked some passion fruit for sampling en route. At the top we saw that the crater was filled with mist so there was not much to see. On a clear day the view is said to be pretty amazing. We lunched at a local farm house on e way back and had some time to relax. Our afternoon was free for snorkeling, or checking out e town. The beautiful Catholic Church with hand carved driftwood alter and large carved tortoise was worth a stop.