Pictures! Rungu Conservation Area

Peter loved this tree. I think our host papa said it's called a Natavaro in local language.
Peter loved this tree. I think our host papa said it’s called a Natavaro in local language.
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This is actually after we got back to the village–a picture I took while standing in front of the primary school Peter teaches at. So beautiful!

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Nalla--bravely yet, as always, very whiny-ly refusing to be left behind. She was a trooper climbing over those huge lava-boulders.
Nalla–bravely yet, as always, very whiny-ly refusing to be left behind. She was a trooper climbing over those huge lava-boulders.

DSCF1990Our community is organizing their environmental network to look out for their local resources. Our host family, however, is way ahead of the game with their (perhaps) 3 kilometers of coastal land that they’ve have already established as a conservation area. With the new network, no fishing, no swimming, and in this area’s case, no even setting foot on regulations will be enforced. Here are some pictures of our family’s Conservation Area before the area is cut off and protected from human touch (with permission from the owner, of course).

On the beach, just before beginning to climb over the rocks toward the Conservation Area.
On the beach, just before beginning to climb over the rocks toward the Conservation Area.
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5 thoughts on “Pictures! Rungu Conservation Area”

  1. Love the photos! I too have photos of Logan sitting in the dog’s toy basket. Logan is much taller and longer now, still quite vocal, sleeps at my feet after asking to come onto the bed. Last time I went to the beach, Ocean Shores, WA, it was foggy and windy. My car is a mess-especially after getting stuck in the wet sand. Luckily I just got out the way we do in Oregon in the snow-carefully and slowly.
    My friend, Moyo, from Kenya is quite interested in your adventure and will want to hear all when you return. He said he would understand if you decided to stay. Difficult explaining to him where you are as his schooling is not such as ours. He thought Vanautu was near Europe. Did I tell you I looked into flight to the island and they are a bit out of my price range. I think I could fly back to Nairobi for half the cost of a ticket to to Port Villa. Jane sends a hug as well. Good week to you both!

    1. Sounds like you’re been seeing some lovely places in the Western US lately! It would be lovely to meet and talk with Moyo. If he had HEARD of Vanuatu, even if his geography was a bit off, perhaps his education was a little better than ours in that regard? Haha.
      I did not know you looked into coming here! That alone is an exciting and happy thought–even if it can’t actually happen. It is pretty ridiculously expensive.

      Hugs to you and Jane!

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