We spent this morning at the Darwin Research Center. To be honest, it was a little underwhelming, given the importance of his work. I don’t know if we didn’t get a very good tour, or there just wasn’t much to see.
Our trip to the highlands was much more interesting.
It started with lunch at a really cute restaurant – open air, great food, and located in an area where wild tortoises roam around at will. Rancho El Manzanillo was a wonderful surprise.
Lots of tortoises. Something about them being wild was even more exciting than having seen them in research facilities and breeding centers.
After leaving Rancho El Manzanillo, our next stop was to visit the twin craters of Cerro Chato and Los Gemelos – beautiful scenery and unusual vegetation.
After hiking around the craters, we visited a big lava tube.
Back in town we walked by the fish market and cracked up at the lack of regulation regarding who can be “helping.”
Tomorrow we head to Espanola.