It's been a while since it has rained on the island and we are desperate for fresh water! The water tanks are empty, the bore hole containing ground water is dry, and we are subsisting on the emergency tank that the village shares in tough times like these. We have resorted to bathing in the ocean, not doing laundry, and using water very sparingly.
When I am not working on the workshop planning I occupy myself beach-combing, taking photos, learning to cook traditional Fijian dishes and socializing with the women of the village. I have learned to weave some and have developed a knack for weaving rings out of palm leaves. There's a huge influx of jellyfish in the water recently so I haven't been able to snorkel as much as I would like. Last week we had a beach cleanup with all the children of the village. It was fun and we picked up a lot of trash but there is still so much more to collect!