2011 Galapagos Poems during a Kids Sea Camp
Here poems from the Galapagos liveaboard adventure during Kids Sea Camp. KSC host a poetry presentation every Friday the night of the closing celebration.
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 wetsuits
And the water was choppy, rough and cold
But when the sharks, rays, and dolphins swam by
It was all worthwhile
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!
By John Coniff, (12) & Vanessa Clark
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
By Cristina & Carlos Castello
A longtime dream
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’
And coming out of the blue, here is what we see,
A whale shark for me.