Judy’s Journals

Judy’s Journal #3

By Judy Goldhaft | April 4, 2008

March 31-April 4, 2008 Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Monday, March 31, 2008 This morning Jill, Jaime and I set out for one of the El Toro sites. They are along a river basin that slopes steeply down from the hills. In relation to other sites, they are located just before Bosque Encantado in the Fanca neighborhood, but behind it and much farther away from the […]

Judy’s Journal #2, (includes Planet Drum’s Eco-Ecuador Work)

By Judy Goldhaft | March 28, 2008

March 24-28, 2008 Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Overview: Last week there were seven Planet Drum volunteers who concentrated work on one large neighborhood site. Only three volunteers remained by the beginning of this week, and by midweek only one. Regardless of fewer numbers we weeded four previously planted sites as well as the greenhouse. The work: Weeding involves locating saplings planted in the new sites and “cleaning” […]

Judy’s Journal #1

By Judy Goldhaft | March 21, 2008

March 8-21. 2008 Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Saturday, March 8, 2008 The weather is either hot and moist or hot, moist and slightly breezy. At  Jacob Santos’ B&B mornings bring fruit, fruit juice, scrambled eggs, rolls and coffee. Fresh pineapple with banana yesterday and pineapple with watermelon today. Took a walk for the first time this morning. Not too far, but a nice amount. The […]

September News from Judy

By Judy Goldhaft | September 22, 2007

Hola, The following is a report excerpted from letters by Judy Goldhaft that may be the closest we get to the usual Dispatch before leaving early Wednesday morning.  P & J Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador Subject: News from Ecuador 9/12/07 Yesterday Ecuador’s President Correa  came down to do a presentation of some federal funding and a ribbon -cutting ceremony for a new bridge that will cross the […]