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Saturday 7th February
We woke to the noise of the engine going and the anchor being hauled up. Ken decided he wanted to be back in wifi land, so we moved back to be close to the town. Since we had internet, we all checked emails, uploaded the blog etc, then after breakfast went to town in the dingy. We decided to try a different mooring, near a bar, and a guy came and helped us and ...
Thursday 5th February
We all went into town in the dingy and walked to the Anglican Church on the ancestor chase. There was a service in the church, but one of the officials had a chat with us outside and told us there was another gravesite at All Souls Church, Bromton, so we went off in search of transport. We found a "route taxi" – a taxi with a more or less fixed route that ...
Work Blog Month 2
month blog covers between 07/03/13 – 07/04/13
This month I have had a wide variety of tasks to carry out within the Road & Works Department. I have continued to work on the local library design including developing the drainage design and landscaping ideas. Through progressing with the drainage design I have continually liaised with my colleagues to both teach them the guides and practices I use in the UK ...
... up cleaning windows instead. After this, I met up with other volunteers Janick, Luuk, Kimberly and Merel to head once again to the Blue Mountains. We took the usual uncomfortable bus to Downtown Kingston, got another bus to Papine, then took a taxi to Red Light in the mountains. The whole taxi ride was spent arguing with the really annoying driver who decided he wasn't happy with the agreed price soon after the journey had started. ...
Month 1 Work blog
Before I go into my work to date I'll give you a brief description of where I am living and my place of work. I am based in a small town on the southern coast of Jamaica named Black River. Black River has approximately 4000 inhabitants and was once a thriving sugar port.
Black River does attract tourists with it's wild Crocodiles and the safari's up the river but tourists do not typically stay and the town does not benefit from the tourist trade as ...