Galapagos Poem

Title: Galapagos  by Marie Eve Leclerc 2014

When the plane first landed in the Galapagos,
I had tears in my eyes
I couldn’t believe that I was here
Breathing the same air as the Galapagos’s animals
That I would walk on those mythical islands
Following the steps of so many explorers before me
That I would dive with whale sharks and other giants of the sea
Tracking back the evolution of life to their roots
Those tears were just the beginning
Of something amazing and incredible
And now that I look back on what I’ve seen
I consider myself lucky
Lucky to have lived this adventure
Lucky to have seen that much in my life at such a young age
Lucky to have dived into those seas
Lucky to have met all of you
Those tears were meant to be
When I will leave
Those tears will be in my eyes again
But I will be smiling
Thinking about all those moments passed with great people
Those tears aren’t sad tears
But nostalgic tears
This another Kids Sea Camp  trip will be sealed in my memory forever
And all of this because of those tears.

Galapagos Family Adventure poems


The Stookey Bunch (to the Brady Bunch theme)

This is a story
Of a family named Stookey
That was sailing with five very crazy kids
Christian and Nelson were so frightened
Until the KSC staff walked in
The kids were whining-
Putting on their thick wet suits
And the water was choppy, rough and cold
But when the sharks, rays and dolphins swam by
It was all worth while
Then the whale shark
Took our breath away
As he silently glided by
Then much too quickly the dive was over
And the strong panga guys arrived
Back to the ship for coco and snacks
We’ll  need to add more weights to our belts
But it’s all worth it to dive at Darwin
We wish it would never end
This is the end of our story
But not the end of our diving adventures.
Teaching our children to love the oceans
So they can protect it!     The End
By  Ken. Michele, Izzy Stookey


The Quest

We came to Darwin’s Arch from far and wide
Hoping to see a whale shark, but so far been deprived.
The current is strong,
Our wait has been long.
We’ve seen eels, hammerheads. Tuna and even an eagle ray,
But our quest has been held at bay
Our parents promised us at least one
Before our trip to the Galapagos was done.
Nelson’s videos are awesome but not enough,
We want the real stuff!
We will listen closely for Christian’s shaker,
Only that won’t be a faker.
Tomorrow will for sure be the day
That  whale sharks did pass in the blue and made us say     HOORAY!!!!
By John Coniff, (12)  & Vanessa Clark


The Galapagos
A long time dream
Finally enjoyed
With my kid
and all the members Of the friendly crew
Are showing us the wonders of this beautiful sea.
Hammers, “Galapagos” turtles and seals, dancing with the dolphins’
Surrounding me!!
And coming out of the blue, here is what we see,
A whale shark  for me.
By  Cristina & Carlos Castello


Grand Moon
Grand moon
Beacon in the night
Mother Moon
Matron with the light
Bring  the whale shark home.