Day 7: Sunday, June 12, 2005
September 21, 2005
For breakfast I decided to go get an empanada but we could only find a booth selling a breakfast sandwich made from hamburger buns, ham and cheese cooked on a flat grill. I bought one for 15 pesos (about 40 cents) and it was a nice change from dried cereal.
I was essentially finished at the Canada Honda site, but there was no room for me to go in the other van to the Los Clavellinas site so I went back to Canada Honda. The day was hot and overcast with scattered rain, which was nice because we didnít have to endure the intense sun. As it turned out this was typical for the days ahead. We quickly realized that our clothes, soaked with perspiration, would never dry in the 100% humidity with no sun. Because we did not bring two weeks worth of clothes we had to wear the same wet clothes for several days
I took GPS readings at all my sampling locations, sampled at higher resolution in some areas, especially near important bio-horizons. We went to that town halfway between Descubierta and Canada Honda and ate lunch there. After lunch I assisted Neil, Pam and Sarah with some sampling.
Upon returning to the hotel a gust of wind promptly blew my door shut and locked me out and the hotel owners were not around. Apparently it was some kind of election day and the streets were filled with people milling around and celebrating. After supper I managed to find the hotel owners husband, who doesnít speak English. I communicated with had gestures what my problem was and he laughed and gave me the keys (llavas). I went to bed early that night, but almost everyone else went to Fever Nights Disco for a very late night. I was told it was quite a party after the elections and the place was packed.