Day Trip To San Lucas Toliman

We all took a boat trip around the lake a bit to San Lucas to visit the new Women’s Center there. The ladies were waiting in anticipation of our arrival proud to show of their center. This center has received a lot of help from the other Vancouver Island Rotary clubs including their first computer.

How many people can you fit on one of these boats? The answer...always one more.

How many people can you fit on one of these boats? The answer…always one more.

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Scary selfy.

Scary selfie.

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We noticed a slightly different dress style at San Lucas and more American influence.

Need some shoes?

Need some shoes?

The use of drugs and alcohol is around but we do not see much of it. This is the first so far.

The use of drugs and alcohol is around but we do not see much of it. This is the first so far.

Stray dogs are common, You can't get close to them but they seem to be doing OK.

Stray dogs are common, You can’t get close to them but they seem to be doing OK.

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The home of Mary Cruz.  You can bet it is tidy inside.

The home of Mary Cruz. You can bet it is tidy inside.

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Inside the San Lucas Women’s Centre where they teach courses and coordinate projects,

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Mary Cruz is a most delightful get it done woman. Here she shows us a beaded bikini that is one of their money makers.

Mary Cruz is a most delightful get it done woman. Here she shows us a crocheted and beaded bikini that is one of their money makers.

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The donated computer is already being put to good use.

The donated computer is already being put to good use.

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Mary Cruz, a wonderful person.

Mary Cruz, a dynamic and wonderful person.

A brief certificate ceremony was held behind the Women's Centre.

A brief certificate ceremony was held behind the Women’s Centre.

Chicken coop and storage shed built by Graham Calder from Nanaimo.

Chicken coop and storage shed built by Graham Calder from Nanaimo.

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A typical home.

A typical home.

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Jacqueline talks with the professional gardener at the San Lucas Toliman Hotel

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View from dining deck above the pool.

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Composting is done in advanced garden.

Composting is done in advanced garden.

This is part of the beautiful hotel as are some of the other images following.

This is part of the beautiful hotel as are some of the other images following.

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The people here have little but they are hard working and always clean.

The people here have little but they are hard-working and always clean.

The corner store.

The corner store.

More contrast. We enjoyed a marvelous meal at the hotel.

More contrast. We enjoyed a marvelous meal at the hotel.

View looking back to San Antonio.

View looking back to San Antonio.

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Some roads are a bit crude.

Some roads are a bit crude.

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  1. Luisa Rodriguez

    It was a pleasure to meet you all! What phenomenal photos and what beautiful work.

    Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Looking into becoming a member of Rotaract!

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