Category Archives: 2014

The Closing Days

Up to this point I have not discussed too much about what I have actually been doing. I was talking with a friend back home who said that sometimes she forgets I’m actually working and not just enjoying a holiday. … Continue reading

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And ……. relax

I have now completed the main part of my personal project which was to build the capacity of local dive guides through the Green Fins Ambassador Programme. Malapascua’s six Ambassadors came together for the first time as a team to … Continue reading

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The Luckiest Unlucky Person

I could’ve also titled this post “One Joy of Living on a Small Island.” After a couple of events over the past few weeks, Weenie has begun calling me the “luckiest unlucky person” that she knows. First, a couple weeks … Continue reading

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Tick Tock Tick Tock

Less than 4 weeks left! How did that happen? Who stole the time? Life on Malapascua is great. The dive centres have been really welcoming and we have ensconced ourselves into island life. This particularly involves the great and wonderful … Continue reading

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Tara Puerto Galera

It is day 13 (scary for some!) of my 60 days. I am over a fifth of the way through! How time flies when you have taken up sweating as a professional hobby. So to continue the list of things … Continue reading

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It's more fun in the Philippines

I arrived to the Philippines a few days early in order to enjoy the diving in Sabang before the program started. After a couple days Sam, the senior programs officer, and Hannah, the Reef-World intern, met me for lunch. Within … Continue reading

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Weenie's Welcome

Hello and howdy from the Philippines! This is day 4 of 60 (non-traveling) days. Today in the big-Zoox house we are doing some classroom learning about different areas of marine conservation. This is really useful so we can know what … Continue reading

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Back to Reality

We have just arrived back in the surprisingly sunny UK and now it is time to face the realities of being away for 3 months – the post, the washing, the cars that won’t start, the catching up with friends, … Continue reading

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A Rough Guide to the Final Weeks

Sitting in a park in Queensland, Australia adjusting to the slight culture shock of the modern world. Trading the noise of trikes and cockerels for the sound of cars and paroquets, granted it is actually quieter! With the alterations from … Continue reading

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ZEP with a Stowaway

I am a little older than my ZEP family – they are all budding scientists starting their journey and using this amazing experience as a jumping point for what will be a fabulous career. I am no where near the … Continue reading

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