Back from Isabela
Sat, 16 Sep 1995 09:47:29 -0600 (GMT-0600)

Last few Messages:
Message 23: Break in at the park?
Message 24: Weapons in Bodega
Message 25: Guadalupe River revenge.
Message 26: leaving for Isabela
Message 27: Back from Isabela

We are back from Isabela. There was a very good turnout for the funeral.

The protesters are gone, a few remain to clean up the mess.

The news we are hearing about the strike outcome makes me think a lot more than one man died in Galapagos this week.


Chantal has a copy of a "declaration of Intent" that she received from the park. She is typing it up and will send it to the list. I have no details to pass along.

[NOTE: The funeral procession of long-time Station staff member, Arnaldo Tupiza, passed by the Park office still occupied by Strikers. Hundreds of Isabela islanders, bare-headed in respect for don Tupiza, followed the casket carried by his family and friends. By contrast, Strikers lounging in doorways pulled their caps down over their frowns. Mostly drawn by the sea cucumber boom to Isabela island, these recent immigrants from continental Ecuador could not fathom the loss of this very special man]