Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 11: Heavy Lifting with a View

Part of the Journey by melbergink
Part of the Journey, a photo by melbergink on Flickr.

Today’s work was one of the most challenging of the whole trip. Baby plants needed to be relocated up to El Junco, a large freshwater lake in a volcanic crater. Because San Cristobal is the only island with a reliable freshwater source, the locals get fresh water (and mosquitoes!). To relocate these plants, we carried them up an inclined trail in awkward crates. Soil is heavy when wet! I was very sore. For most of the day, it was misty, but we had a brief glimpse of the lake and surroundings occasionally.

Today's journal entry was done after returning and provided the reminder to look at things closely. Surprises come from all over!

Julia also let me upload her underwater camera pics, so I posted photos from days already covered (to the Loberia and from the Kicker Rock day trip). Sharks and turtles oh my!

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