Monday, March 19, 2012

A Good Way to Spend a Rainy Week.

Had a bit of an adventure this week. A couple of friends were heading to the west coast of the island to do some work at a rehabilitation centre/camp called Esperanza. They had room in their van and so since I don't start work till the 26th, I decided to join! (Oh, quick side note. I got fired from my job at the breakfast place. According to them I didn't have enough experience, and I just think I made too many mistakes. Anyways, I got hired at an after-school program a couple days after, so life is good.)
This place is about 6 hours from Victoria, and then a 20 minute boat ride. It took us about 10 hours to get there due to an easily distracted driver and having to push the van up a snowy incline. But it was a great week- surrounded by ocean and mountains and trees and good people. It felt so good to be out in the woods again, and it felt like a little taste of Beacon, which I have been pining for since moving out here. I feel like God is a good giver of gifts and He knows what we need.
We chopped wood, fixed insulation, sorted books, planted grass, played with dogs, ate food, made cookies, played apples to apples, played with kids, drank a lot of hot chocolate, got rained on ... and got rained on some more.It's an incredible place. Anyways, here's some pictures!

Goin' home. 
 Ready to tackle some insulation.

On the way there. We got a lot of help from the guys. 
  The shoe stump.

Blistering barnacles! 
 Setting prawn traps.
 Rainy mornings.
  Rubber boot boat feet.
 This is probably less than half of all the books we sorted. 

Under the buildings, feeling a little bit claustrophobic.