06/11/13 Not Enough Hours

By Sarah, GVI Seychelles Volunteer 5 years ago
Categories Mahe and Curieuse
Hi All,


It’s only our second week on Curieuse Island and my only problem is that there aren’t enough hours in the day to see and do everything.


I started my week off with base duty working with Amanda and we had a ball trying to create new meals for everyone. I think everyone really enjoyed our rather different Mexican style dinner for a change.


The next few days I spent out in the field going on turtle patrols, tortoise surveys, bird survey and hunting around in the bush for new Coco De Mer trees (one of my favourite past times here). We got to see yet another turtle nesting and I must say it gets even more interesting the second time round. We also got rather attached to the tortoises that we were surveying, for their feeding habits. It’s so interesting to see their different personalities and how far they move every hour. Let me tell you some of them are quiet lazy. I have already made a friend in tortoise number 74. I swear he has the longest neck ever and as soon as you scratch him in the right place he will be your friend forever.


We had such an amazing experience on our bird survey, watching a grey heron fishing with her young. They put on a show for about 10 minutes while we all watched and quietly cheered her on to victory.


Tomorrow we have a Halloween party planned for our Friday night barbeque; the girls on social have even planned some games to keep us entertained. Then on Saturday most of the group are going to head to La Digue to check out beaches and compare it to our little island paradise.


As our time ticks on here I wish that I was staying longer so I could continue traipsing through the bush searching for the Coco De Mers and watching turtles nesting on the secluded beaches. We really have the best of both worlds here on Curieuse. I just wish I had a few more hours in the day so I could see it all.


Cheers for now!