All students arrived safe and sound yesterday!
July 31st, 2017.
Today we began the day at Dudu Lagoon. Some brave students chose to zip line across the clear, chilly water of the lagoon while others watched in suspense from the sidelines. As our morning at Dudu continued, students found other spots to swim and jump that were all equally mesmerizing. With the aqua water, towering cliffs and swarms of colourful fish beneath us, it was hard to leave.
After Dudu Lagoon, we took a ride to Playa Preciosa where the students couldn’t get enough of the crystal clear, foamy ocean and soft sand as they began snapping pictures and jumping waves. A few local vendors set up shop on the beach and the students were offered the chance to buy items ranging from wooden frogs to handmade jewellery to delicious chocolate bark to (virgin) Pina Coladas. We never wanted to leave this paradise but eventually we had to head back to the home base where we relaxed and ate a fantastic dinner. On a spontaneous adventure, a few students walked down to a family farm right down the road to see adorable piglets among other animals. During our lecture, we were learning about the long historical conflict between Haitians and Dominicans but suddenly experienced a sudden power outage. Unfortunately (and fortunately), due to the lack of electricity our lecture was cancelled and we walked to the beach to watch the sunset over the ocean. Overall, it was a pretty breathtaking day that we will never forget.
Rachael, Claire, Hailey