Continuing their tour of the Chesapeake, students enjoyed a rich morning in Historic St. Mary’s City. They explored archaeological sites with Dr. John and Liz Seidel, the re-created town of Maryland’s first capital and its historical buildings, a tour aboard The Dove, a glance into colonial plantation life at the Godiah Spray House and finally a walk through the city.
The Chesapeake Semester team didn’t stay in Lima long. The team was up before day-break and on the road heading south to UPHC-CSA’s biological research station at the Guano Reserve in Punta San Juan. Before arriving they would stop in the town of Paracas to visit the Ballestas islands—one of the many guano islands that dot Peru’s coast—as well as an anchoveta reduction factory to learn more about the commercial harvest and processing of the 4 inch fish.