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Statia is a tropical island mountain. The highest peak is now a dormant volcano. This volcano is quite obvious, it looks like the top has been blown off! The exploration of Statia started the following afternoon. We played ‘'who’s king’’ on a giant chess board. Mommy and I won the first round and the second was a draw. That night we got dessert at a restaurant called ''Blue Bead’’. I ...
... to order a grand piano please. Oh, and I want it delivered to my home in Saba."
Can you imagine slinging one of these over the side of the sailing ship? Lowering it into a waiting longboat? Delicately balancing over each side so the boat doesn't overturn! Manhandling it through the surf to the beach? Starting the enormously long trek up the steps....... and then........ at about four hundred and fifty steps up...... you come to the customs ...
It's Fi back for a quick blog post on my time on St Eustatias, or Statia as it's commonly known. As most of you know I've been planning to do this volunteer project since around December last year but held off in the hope of seeing baby turtles and sharing the experience with a few more volunteers.
Statia was perfect for us as we are there every 3 weeks or so on the ship, making it a quick and cheap jump ...
Maybe it's day 11? You really lose track of the days out here. You begin to be able to recognize what day of the week it is based on the activity in Windwardside; Wednesday is busy as that's when the supply ship comes in, so everyone is stocking up on fresh milk, fruits and vegetables; Fridays, the island reverberates with the heavy thump of bar music and the laughter of Friday night revelers, and Sundays are indeed a day of rest; almost everything is closed on ...
What a day! Busy and wonderful.
I woke up at about 6 to the sound of island birds and fell back asleep for a bit before getting up for good just about 8. Had some Corn Flakes with a fresh banana from the back yard in it, and some delicious coffee from the Dominican. Not a bad view to enjoy it with, either!
At 9 we headed over to our supervisor Ryan's place and started sorting through some artifacts he'd already collected from previous digs he'd ...