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Last morning

July 31, 2013
Several of our group paddled out to watch the sunrise and clean the island of our shore.

Several of our group paddled out to watch the sunrise and clean the island of our shore.

Our last morning in Belize arrived with a beautiful rosy sunrise.  Several of the team members  took the  brief time between sunrise and breakfast and paddled out to a small island off our beach. They arrived with trash bags and a desire to clean up any debris that had washed ashore.

The bags of trash collected from the tiny island.

The bags of trash collected from the tiny island.

They returned with five full lawn and leaf bags of trash — mostly plastic water bottles but also 57 single shoes — primarily flip flops and crocs. Those shoes are made of plastic and can float long distances. This prompted a discussion of how our decisions can impact the environment, even a LONG way from home.

After a final delicious breakfast at Pelican Pouch we loaded up to head home. Engine trouble delayed our start, but another boat was found and we made it to Dangriga in plenty of time to get on the bus to the airport.

There were lots of tears at the airport as we said goodbye to all of our Belizean friends — particularly Consuelo, Yolanda, and Nathan. We will carry them in our hearts and share stories of our adventures with all our friends and family.

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  1. Russ Evans permalink
    August 3, 2013 5:09 pm

    Like it saving the environment,yes:]

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