Day 5 – 9

Our days seem to be blurring together. Hatchery work in the morning, beach clean up or debris removal in the afternoon, and night patrols in the dark of night. In between consists of much lounging on hammocks, playing volleyball and trying to stay cool.
We haven’t seen anymore turtles since that second night. Some tracks and what Ms. Bolyard has dubbed u-turns, but is scientifically referred to as a false crawl. We pass many groups of poachers in the night, which we find disturbing, but there is absolutely nothing anyone can do about it which we all find sad.
We had a little relay race one afternoon which the kids seemed to enjoy. The cook has gone out of her way to cart us in some water that taste much better. So we have been enjoying that since day 5, so most of the
Kids are drinking more now, which is good. Still have a few kids down everyday, but the teachers are starting to wonder how many start to feel sick when it’s time to go to work. 😉
Around day 8, a few of the kids were starting to get homesick and everyone is looking forward to heading home, having a warm shower and sleeping in our own beds.

Hatchery work

The walk back from Quelonios.
More hatchery work

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