On this rainy but adventurous day, we got the chance to experience something that many had not done before. We started off the day with a group breakfast which consisted of pancakes, eggs, and bacon. Next, we were packed into the vans and began the day’s adventure. As soon as we arrived at the magnificent place we were all filled with excitement. We were split into groups of ten, eight students and two teachers. Our two activities for the day were snorkeling in between the North American and Eurasian continental plates and hiking inside of a lava tube. The snorkeling part of the day started as you went to the location where you put on a “teddy bear suit” and a dry suit. Then when situated we were off to the crystal clear glacial water. This water was straight from the glaciers and we were able to drink the water right out of the stream. The water was chilly at first but once you were numbed it was smooth sailing or should I say smooth swimming.:) Then during the lava tube activity, we got to climb inside of it and had to find our way out with the guides helping a little of course. Some of us brave souls had some unfortunate faults with their wet suits and hitting heads and slipping in the lava tube, but all are fine. After our adventures we weant back to the hotel to get cleaned up and warm then weant out for a nice dinner in town at an Italian restaurant along with some shopping. Then we took a group photo and now we are all tucked in and ready to come home to see our families.
By Juliette, Caroline, and Ashley