Las Batatas Water System Inauguration, September 24, 2011
*Tim Hall, owner of the nearby ecolodge in Tubagua, took this photo
I officially finished my Peace Corps service this last Saturday, after a voluntary two-month extension. While my Peace Corps duties are over, I’m still hanging around on the island for the next couple of months. I fell in love with a native and decided that with my new technical skills, I can make a living as the plumber of the Las Batatas Water System.
That was a joke.
Not a joke. After taking an Open Water Scuba Diving Course, I fell in love with diving and so I’m here doing an internship with The Dive Academy in Las Galeras, Samana. There isn’t much diving in winter in Maine, or in any New England season for that matter. And I can’t think of a better or more opportune time to live in the Caribbean and enhance my dive qualifications. So there you have it.
Don’t expect me home for the holidays. But I do hope you’ll consider a Caribbean adventure and give me a jingle in the New Year.
I send you my love and good wishes. Please be in touch. I miss you all terribly.