Politics and religion... Day 24
This morning we woke up around 7:00am and had a quick breakfast before heading out to the cliff that John would be climbing down to weed out some plants and retrieve a ladder. It was so steep that he had to have one of the guys belay for him. After an hour or so, John had finished, so as a treat, he took us down to a penguin nest. Sadly, there were no penguins in sight, but their nest was there and obviously in use. This morning was quite easy, so we had a bit of tea and lunch, then headed back out to the farthest side of the island to do some more weeding. I ended up weeding with Luke for an hour or so, then we decided to walk down to the beach, since that's where we were supposed to meet the rest of the group. We picked the hardest climb down, which ended in a ten or so foot drop down a rock face. Luckily Luke is a gentleman and went first to make sure I wouldn't get hurt, then he helped me with my footing. When I got off that rock, I noticed that I had about 20 burrs stuck to my butt. That hurt like hell. Another hour or so passed and we started our ascent. We arrived back at camp around 5:00pm. Most of us sat around and talked, then a few of us started cooking dinner. During dinner one of the guys, who is very Christian, started debating with John about everything that has to do with religion. It would have been acceptable if he knew what he was talking about, but he was contradicting himself left and right. He was saying some pretty awful things about anyone who isn't a white heterosexual male. Two of the girls in the group seemed to agree with him on most counts, so I and a girl named Jessica went outside and pretty much vented on what was going on in there. When we returned, they were on to politics. I've got to hand it to John though, he was out witting the other guy without even trying.