Friday, September 27, 2013

Some impressions from our environmental education and awareness activities from this season

Our crew for a beach clean-up at Estoril beach in Sal Rei

 We also did a clean-up activity in the "barracas" - a shanti-town area just outside Sal Rei

More cleaning :) Here in the Ribeira de Rabil

 A participant of Turtle Foundation's poetry contest reads her turtle poem to the public

This happy bunch is a group of kids living in the communities in the North of the island. They spent a day with our Crew in Fundo das Figueiras for our "School in Nature" program

 Kids from Sal in a "School in Nature" activity in our Boa Esperanca beach camp

A theatre group from the barracas performs a play about turtle conservation on an open-air stage in their neighbourhood

A handicraft workshop showing fun ways to recycle plastic waste

The result of a looong beach clean-up day in Boa Esperanca


The ladies from our crochet handicraft workshop. The carrier bags they are making are sold to tourists as souvenirs - the benefit goes back to the producers

Friday, September 13, 2013

The rain came - the bridge went...again

On Tuesday night the rainy season finally found us. Hurricane Humberto, who later hit the US coast, was forming and getting angry just a few 100 kilometers off the Cape Verde archipelago. Boavista only received some heavy rain - but enough to take down the improvised bridge, that has been in place since last years rainfalls. After a night of downpour  the dam had gone and a mighty river of rainwater was eating away trees and tons of soil. Absolutely spectacular to watch!
Luckily, our camp staff was well prepared and got through the wet night well - the only casualties were some wet sleeping bags.