la playa!

Posted on January 15th, 2012 by

Hola! Today we traveled by boat to a small island off the coast of Chimbote. The person running the boat gave us a tour on our way to the island, unfortunately it was all in Spanish so only a few of us knew what he was saying. Once we got close to the island, we were rowed to shore in small groups. The row boat was very interesting!

Once on the island we had our picnic lunch of chicken sandwiches, chips, and pop. We explored the island by walking, kayaking, and swimming. We were able to see many exciting things, such as lizards, starfishes, jelly fishes (we think), pelicans, and crabs.

The ocean water was very cold and refreshing, as the sun was very hot today. Some of us also made sand sculptures while others lounged on the beach. As the afternoon came to a close, we boarded the boat again. It was pretty chilly and windy at this point. Though it was cold, it was still fun to see the numerous fishing boats up close.

Tonight we will be building two beds and donating them to families in need tomorrow. Wish us luck!!

 

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