Hi from Quito! Despite a delayed flight, late night arrivals and rain the gang is all here, happy and healthy. We tour Old Town Quito this afternoon and depart for Isabela tomorrow morning.
Here’s the group as they design their community contract during Orientation.
Everybody arrived to the Galapagos after some delay with the planes and we are now on the way to Isabela and our base. 3 kids are sitting with the captain so they are not missing any action 😉
The group arrived on Isabela Island yesterday!
We started off our day with breakfast at 7:00 that contained eggs, fruit, cereal with yogurt. At 7:30 we left for service at Camp Duro: Eco Lodge to help build lagoons and help the vegetation. We had freshly picked oranges they were delicious and wishing we could take the tree with us home. We worked too about 11:15 then played soccer with no rules.
At 1:00 we had lunch at the hotel which contained rice, beef, soup and lentils. At 2:00 we left for a 5 mile bike ride to the Wall of tears and learned about the history. We also went to the view point and saw an amazing view. After we went to the view point we went to the mangrove to go swimming and while at the mangrove a sea lion came right up to the group. When we biked back to the hotel we saw an incredible view of the beach. When we came back to the hotel we had dinner at 7:00 which contained chicken, rice and vegetables.
-Erin & Korra
Today was different than what we have been doing for the last couple of days. We woke up extra early because we had a ten mile hike ahead of us. After visiting the tortoise breeding center and the flamingo lagoon, we set off on our slightly damp trek up Volcan Chico. Once we got to the top, we saw the other four spectacular craters. When we got back, we went out exploring and we finished off the day with a delicious dinner and went to bed.
-Sean & Kevin
Some of us started the day at 5:45 by going to the beach and swimming. Others started the day of at 6:30. Everyone came together and had breakfast at 7:00. And then we went to a school called esperanza where we built a living fence and planted trees for 2 hours. Then we went to Camp Duro: Eco Lodge and made marmalade, played soccer and other fun games. When we came home, we played a scavenger hunt and after that we had some free time. At 6:00 we cooked dinner ourselves and had bacon, scrambled eggs, toast and more. After that everyone went to bed.
-The group will depart to San Cristobal tomorrow morning, where internet is spotty. We will try our best to continue the blog efficiently!
All students have departed and are on their way home!