I am Sue, the eldest member of the Galapagos party by a large margin (and being of a certain age I have not thought of blogging before)! I cannot imagine a more fitting retirement event for a biology teacher, made possible by 4 delightful students and the current head of biology, Nick …. and, of course, the Wellcome Trust. I shall be eternally grateful.
I have taught biology for a long time and have mentioned Darwin’s name and the Galapagos Islands every year for the past 37. Now I get to see what all the fuss is about!! Amazing. Seeing the Darwin artifacts behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum was exciting enough.
As for packing … I’ve probably had more time than anyone else but still nowhere near ready! At least I now have a bag to transport my belongings, some dollars to spend and some Immodium!