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Kaukau banana bread, plus coconut and peppermint chocolate brownie

Published on 23rd July 2014


Kaukau banana bread, plus coconut and peppermint chocolate brownie

Recipes from Carolyn: baking for a Coeliac diet in Bougainville. Read More

Week five: action-packed

Published on 15th July 2014


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Week five: action-packed

It’s been an action packed two weeks here in the Galapagos, with a boat charter for four days to the north coast of Santa Cruz and ongoing efforts to track down the breeding location(s) of the Petrel de Tormenta around Santa Cruz. Read More

My neighbourhood - an introduction

Published on 14th July 2014


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My neighbourhood - an introduction

I live in an area called Seaside. It is nowhere near the sea, being up on a hill above a lagoon. It is a fascinating neighbourhood. My closest neighbour is a white, unnamed rooster who is tethered just outside my bedroom window. Read More

Searching among the islets

Published on 29th June 2014


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Searching among the islets

The cliffs around Seymour were brimming with seabird life. Read More

Week three: bands and transmitters

Published on 26th June 2014


Week three: bands and transmitters

Already it is the end of our third week here on Santa Cruz. Read More

My first day in Pomio

Published on 23rd June 2014


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My first day in Pomio

On the 5th of May I had a meeting with Pius, the coordinator for Callan Services and my boss Howard from VSA. We discussed what I should be doing next in my assignment as well as when I was going to start going out to the other sub-centres and helping... Read More

Sonso

Published on 19th June 2014


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Sonso

Recipe from Nataly: Sonso (adapted for Bougainville ingredients from a Bolivian recipe). Read More

Looking for the breeding grounds of the Galapagos white-vented storm petrel

Published on 16th June 2014


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Looking for the breeding grounds of the Galapagos white-vented storm petrel

Our first sightings of the tiny storm petrel we have come here to study was from the long jetty where all the water taxis depart from and the tourists come in from their tour boats to visit the port and its many shops. Read More

Arriving in the Galapagos

Published on 15th June 2014


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Arriving in the Galapagos

Chris and I have been here just over one week and are slowly getting settled into a sort of work and life routine. Read More

Pavlova

Published on 29th May 2014


Pavlova

Recipe from Stephanie: pavlova (adapted for use in Bougainville, from the Edmonds cookbook). Read More

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