Tuesday, 12 July 2016

To Makogai with Sea Mercy - In Pictures

I'm Once we were finished in Savusavu we headed down to Makogai to help out with Sea Mercy.  Liz has written about our experience on the blog already and here are some photos.

Sea Mercy: Sailing with a Greater Purpose

Coming into the anchorage (Miriam Wolff photo)

The guys driving us down to the village in the longboat

Some of the damage is evident even before you get to the village.

The school is now in the tents

The school is now in the blue tents and families live in the white tents.

Brendan and Johnathan helping clear the roof.

Cleaning up the school site.

Recovering some of the lumber.

Deanne from Exodus clearing a site and recovering usable material.

Victoria and Johnathan hauling recovered lumber.

Victoria making flat breads with Wendy from SV Outsider.

Even Benjamin was helping - here being helped by Sadie from SV Carpe Diem

Johnathan painting signs in English and Fijian,

Johnathan and I laying the floor for the new school

Always a bit of time for rugby coaching,  (SV Exodus photo)

My many helpers.

My many helpers.

Tim (Exodus) and James (Carpe Diem) moving the new water tank.  (SV Exodus photo)

Fixing the Sea Mercy watermaker.

The spot on the beach where you can get 3G.   (SV Exodus photo)

Our first outside Sevusevu.  Normally this is down in the chief's house or meeting hall but Makongai's meeting house was knocked down.

Benjamin sleeping through sevusevu

Sunday cricket.

and, of course, volleyball

Shade !

Victoria organising tools in the village.

Too wet to work at the worksite so time to go spearfishing,

And our course, time to fix the carburetor on our outboard.  A little short on parts so I epoxied part of it together.

Up the rigging.

and out with the spinnaker pole swing again.

The anchorage

Fluenta parked in Exodus's sunset again (SV Exodus photo)

1 comment:

  1. Strange?... why no locals in the pictures as recovery work is going on? Yet they are present in the pictures when it is time to have fun.


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