Galapagos Islands Day 7
Floreana Green Beach / White Beach & Post Office Bay
A day on the Island of Floreana, two beautiful beaches and then this afternoon a visit to Post Office Bay. It was named after Jana Jose Flores, the first president of Ecuador. during whose administration the government of Ecuador took possession of the archipelago. It was previously called Charles Island King Charles of England. The island has an area of 173 square kilometres (67 sq mi). It was formed by volcanic eruption. The island's highest point is Cerro Pajas at 640 metres (2,100 ft), which is also the highest point of the volcano like most of the smaller islands of Galápagos. Since the 19th century whalers kept a wooden barrel at Post Office Bay, so that mail could be picked up and delivered to their destination by ships on their way home, mainly to Europe and the United States. Cards and letters are still placed in the barrel without any postage. Today visitors sift through the letters and cards in order to deliver them by hand to folk who lives close-by. Tonight we sail to Espanola.