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Monday, March 12, 2012

A very eventful week with a photo competition, Punta Allen community activities and farewells!

Very British to start talking about the weather but this week has seen lots of storms. The wind has not let up for several days whipping large gargantuan clouds hurriedly across the sky. They seem to be dying off slowly and we’ve seen a welcome return of the Caribbean sunshine but this has all meant we’ve not been able to dive on the reef.

This has given us the great opportunity to rekindle our volunteering relationship with Punta Allen. We’ve started working with the Women’s Co-operative providing English classes as well as setting the ground work for further projects, hopefully more news on that front soon. Some people also put on a follow up to their last play for the local school kids, continuing on their theme of tourism and recycling.

Those left on base took part in a nature themed photo competition which saw volunteers all grabbing their cameras and scurrying off in all directions deep into the jungle. The impressive results were judged by everyone in a movie slideshow shown after dinner, congratulations go to Nicola and Tommy for their winning snaps.

It’s with a heavy heart we say a fond farewell to the next group of volunteers. The first 8 weeks have passed and we now have to say goodbye to Juan, Marina, Anne, Ellie and Tommy. So long guys and good luck for the future, we will miss you all.

Hasta luego!

Freja, Thalie and Neil.