FEB. 15, 2015
This has been a busy and hectic week. We are still learning our way around the city and having a lot of fun doing it. Often times, when we think we might be lost, the place we are looking for is right around the corner. We’ve been working hard trying to learn our job. A lot more to come later about what we are doing here, but for now we’ll just say there is a lot of work to do. We are trying to meet with as many people as time allows who are involved in the education of the children and young adults and it has been very interesting to learn what some of the issues and problems are.
As most of you know, whenever VaLynne gets near a body of water, she has to stick her foot in it. As we seem to be surrounded by water, she has been very anxious. Finally, we had a chance to make her dream come true! She says the water is the warmest of any ocean beach she has been to! The island in the back ground is called Hide Away Island.
On our way back, we passed the Mele Branch chapel
Everything here is green and beautiful. It rains almost every night, but so far hasn’t bothered is much in the daytime. The rainy season is still a month or so away, so we hear, so we’re sure to see a lot more rain if the future, but that’s alright. It’s fun to see a lot of rain when you’ve spent your whole life in an area that’s lucky to get 15” a year. It would be great if we could send some of it back home.
The people here are really wonderful. Every one is very friendly, kind and helpful. They seem to prefer to speak their native Bislama, but speak English whenever necessary to communicate with us. The driving is interesting. Even though the roads can be crowded at times, everyone gives right of way and no one seems to be in such a hurry. I don’t think road rage is in the culture here. It’s such a relief to drive in a place like this when you are used to driving in SLC.