Bartolome Island in the GalapagosA visit to Bartolome Island, one of several islands in the Galapagos Islands National Park, Ecuador, South America. Bartolome is a young island of volcanic origin with a very rocky surface and limited plant and animal life. This island was used for some of the scenes in the Russel Crowe movie "Master & Commander". We were told the main characters never visited the island and used Green Screen technology to make it appear as if they were on the island. The board walk from the landing to the top included about 356 steps with a bit of huffing and puffing to get a great view of the area. Blue-Footed Boobies, pelicans, and small penguins could be seen along with sea lions and red crabs.