Galapagos Family Adventure poems

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!    

The End

The Quest

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    


The Galapagos

By Cristina & Carlos Castello

A longtime 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.