Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our First day in London - AM

London is great! There is so much to see! We crammed as much as we possibly could into one day! We dropped off our bags at the hotel and then headed to Lee Valley Regional Park where the white water rafting games of the 2012 Olympics will be held! We learned about the water quality in the area. Our community service project was to help clear our overgrown shrubbery and grasses in the area outside the rapid center which will be used for ticketing and admission to the Olympics! They informed us that after the Olympics, the area will be converted into grassland and will be carefully preserved by the park staff. Derrek (park manager) didn’t think we would fill his truck, but he sure was wrong! We made steady progress and removed about 3 trucks worth of overgrown materials. It was a productive morning! We left the park after completing our work and had a tradional English lunch of fish and chips at an adorable restaurant called The Minories. Some of the kids were weary because they aren’t too “keen” on fish, but they all loved this meal! Yum! Now, off to the Tower of London and a ride on the London Eye this afternoon!

The Minories
Michelle and Alexa waiting to eat!
Our group at Lee Valley Regional Park, site of the 2012 Olympic games
Miles and Daniel.. hard at work!

-Amy W

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Adventure Details

Duration 10 days
Destinations Edinburgh
Focus Biology
Outdoor Survival