I am on a long awaited flight from Honiara to Munda in the Western
Province writing this, somehow I've become detached from my trekking crew and sit on my lonesome at the back of the plane but nothing to complain about the views are stunning and with no one next to me I'm lounging out. Now, heading into the wilds less travelled it's as good a time as any to pen another yarn.
A lot has happened since last writing and I don't think I have mentioned on here yet, that I will be departing life in the Solomon's in a mere two months, believe it or not, to more travel around South East Asia and next year possibly on to China.
Besides those small developments life has gone on much as usual here in the Solomon's, oh I should slip in that Danielle and I are living separate lives these days but all is well, such is life. I joined a basketball team with some local lads recently which has taken up most of my time in the evenings. I signed up thinking it would be like a social league in Australia but these guys are serious, training five nights a week and with players from the national team I fell in the deep end.
It's been interesting, with the aid that arrives to develop sport here, many of the team have had chances to train in Australia with N.B.L trainers and even those that didn't knew a hell of a lot better how to play than me. So suffice to say it has been a steep learning curve but being 6.7 I can be as terrible as I am and still be handy to have arrive.
Uuuurgh I have to come clean at this point and after all the effort as a whitey winning the boys over we lost the final by 1 point and I missed my last shot, so I kind of feel like I screwed them there, pretty bummed but that night we still drank like we won.
What else has happened? I am now teaching my old Adelaide subject, Hydroponics but stripped back to a village level. We use giant bamboo instead of P.V.C, coconut husks and brewing manure as liquid fertiliser. It has gone down a treat. I have also had a win at work as I have been able to line up work placements at the national university and a rural agriculture college for my guys while we are away west. I'm jealous.
Well thats enough for now. A bit boring and domesticated I must agree but it sets the seen for the next one....