Week 2 on Isla del Coco
Week 2 on Isla del Coco. I have settled in more and started to get more involved.
Different jobs throughout the week
There has not been as much diving this week, just one day of diving right at the beginning. And this was the first dive since being here that I have seen completely bleached corals. I saw four in one dive. I hate seeing bleached and dead corals, but I know that I can record it on my survey. Because of not diving this week, I have been helping out more around the island. Things like maintenance, raking leaves off the grass and the paths, and traveling to Chatam Bay. With the two Bomberos and a ranger, Eduardo, we tidy the other building up that we have there. We were cutting the grass with machetes, raking the paths, cutting down branches and re-hanging the power lines. We also lay old fishing nets over the wooden bridge to make it less slippery for people doing the trail and dug out the drainage ditch that carries the rain water to the river.
A day to chill
Sundays are my day off as a volunteer. This Sunday though I went with some of the Rangers to help clear out the dam. We dug sand and leaves out and drained out mud. We then walked up to the Rio Genio waterfall to take photos and have a swim, it was really really beautiful.
More conservation work to be done…
Enjoying the quiet
I am getting used to the quiet here and entertaining myself during the free time towards the end of the afternoon. It was a little tricky at first, but I’m keeping myself busy in the late afternoon and evening with reading and sudokus. Lots of sudokus. Definitely not used to, and will never be used to the spiders in my room though.