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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A fond adios and latest activities!

The end of a phase has come near – Here’s a cheer to all volunteers and Interns leaving Pez Maya and embarking on new journeys!

Unfortunately the weather which has plagued us for the past couple of months has started to become a little unsettled again in our last remaining days. However the loss of Ka’ay’s engine has had a more devastating impact on our diving but we’ve still persevered.  This last week saw our next fully qualified Rescue Divers completing their course, well done Thalie, Patrick, Ryan and Laurence!  Several monitoring sites are finished and new ones started.  Our time on land has yielded sightings of a Boa Constrictor eating a bird and a South-American porcupine running around base at night. It has been a slice.

Sadly it’s time to say good bye to Brad who has done an outstanding job as the base scholar and taken all the abuse thrown from both staff and volunteers well within his stride! His passing on to pastures greener is not a complete loss…sending  giant smiles to our magical Valeria from Mexico City, who has been awarded the scholarship for the next three months, it’s going to be a tough act to follow but we are sure you’ll be fantastic.

Big props to the Pez Maya staff members for all their hard work, thank you Rhu, Jim, Martin, Sarah, Maura, Ester and Ben. Farewell to those whom will be scattered to the four winds; Freja, Neil, Charlene, Danny, Al, Nicola, Laurence, Charlie, Alastair, Patrick, Ryan, Theresa, Thalie, Kim, Konrad, Will and Dennis. This mass exodus leaving just Dov, Hollie, Craig, Julia and Kenny to man the fort until the new arrivals show up, good luck guys, we hope you continue to have a blast here in our absence.

So just like the Osprey chicks it’s time for us to take flight and leave our happy nest here at Pez Maya. This is our parting of ways and a fond adios…Hasta la vista, amigos.

Thalie, Freja and Neil.