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!