First trip to the Village Navatu, where we were given families to take us in and introduce us to the local traditions and ways of a Fijians. We all enjoyed meeting the families and playing games with the children. As part of the Island life we all went to Church with the locals, and listening to the gospel singing of … Read More
Welcome to Fiji. Weather was great for the first few days, and then the wind turned and brought the wind and occasional rain to the camp. The group merged well, and everyone found that we got along great! Plenty of banter and shanter for some. The Camp food has been good, plenty of inventive ideas. How do you make split … Read More
Greenforce had the honor of having our Fiji project boat being used for a traditional Fijian ceremony where one village passes “the light” onto another. All the volunteers were invited to join in on this traditional Fijian event!…
This week due to stormy weather we haven’t been able to dive much, however, the rain didn’t get us down too much. Monday through to Wednesday we finished off all our reef check tests and did some extra bits of education for example, Ian went through how a first and second stage works and showed us some of the moving … Read More
In between dodging thunderstorms (on the boat, at camp, while litter picking …) it’s been a great and eventful Week Six for Greenforce Bahamas. We’ve taught at the local primary school, had our dead skin nibbled off by the fish in the Rainbows blue hole (as weird as it sounds … but so soft!), and in the water we’ve checked … Read More
Week 3 started with a bang -literally- the island was hit by three thunderstorms which despite hindering one day of diving provided us with a late night light show that we all loved. Due to the loss of dive time we haven’t managed to get our Open Water under our (weight) belt this week but our plan is to be … Read More
Week 1 (Bahamas) After some delays (we heart BA) and a ride from Nassau in the smallest plane in existence we all arrived Wednesday morning. Living on a beach in the Bahamas for ten weeks: life couldn’t get better, right? Erm, wrong- a PUPPY arrived today! We’ve been settling in, learning to make bread Playing darts Getting to know the … Read More
As promised a few more pictures from the January Fiji group.. Sunset from camp Nukubulavu. The volunteers doing some first aid training. Spending time with the locals. The nursing station the Medforce volunteers have been working at. Beautiful views. The moment the volunteers first see civilisation.
Today is the first time some of our January Fiji volunteers have seen civilisation for over 10 weeks and we are enjoying seeing their photos and hearing about their amazing experiences. Below are some photos of the camp and the volunteers spending time getting to know the locals. More pictures and stories to come!
Four of us have started our rescue diver course and spent Friday practising rescue scenarios, we ended the day exhausted after carrying each other out of the water and up the beach several times. Everyone else had a nice relaxing day having their feet nibbled by fish in a nearby blue hole after all their hard work this week helping the Bahamas … Read More