Location: The Galapagos

Today was another day of service work in the beautiful mountains of San Cristobal. Although most of the day was foggy, when the clouds did part, we were rewarded with a spectacular view of volcanic lakes on both sides of us. Our work consisted of herbicide (mass murder of plants: it is ok, they were invasive) and later in the day planting endemic species in the areas that were cleared earlier in the day. We dug 150 holes and planted every single one. It was an exhausting day for all of us. When we descended the mountain to eat lunch at the end of our workday, we found another box of plants that had magically appeared at the base of the mountain. Seven volunteers hiked back up to finish the last box of 25, but eventually, we finished and were able to return to the hostel. We then went to the beach for some fun in the sun and well-needed relaxation. We ended the day with a fantastic BBQ style dinner and went to bed when we got back to the hotel. It was a long and rewarding day for all.