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From Tanzania to Tonga

In late 2015, I sent one of my oldest friends a birthday message. She was living and working in a school in Arusha, Tanzania. She replied...

Stepping Up!

Hi everyone! I wanted to start blogging again and get some of our actions and activities up on here since we are doing so much! Myself,...

Thursday 9th June

We roll out of bed and into the water at 6:45 am for swim washes. The day is warm and languid, we are speeding through it already towards...

Friday 24th June - Meeting Alani

We practice strapping Gandalf tightly beside Sea Runner for barge mode and then releasing him to tow mode, where he follows on his leash...

Thursday 16th June

We bring the Floating Foundation training certificates to Hunga. Emily also has medicine for a child with a skin infection brought to see...

Tuesday 7th June

It’s the first week anniversary for Emily and I in Tonga. We’ve got our alarms set for 6:45 to motorboat out to the internet hotspot by...

Monday 6th June

It’s as if there’s a welcoming committee as we walk up the steep yellow tiled road that leads to Hunga village. There’s a boom box...

Sunday 5th June

Sunday is a day of rest throughout Tonga. It is frowned on, virtually illegal to undertake any strenuous activity. Not so for the...

Saturday 4th June

Opportunistic rain. Emily wakes me by massaging my shoulders, a very pleasant way to wake, pulling me in from a cold hard sleep in which...

Friday 3rd June

We are almost in Vava’u. The filthy tattered tarp the crew pulled up to protect us from the sun is dropping dirt into my bag and across...

Wednesday, 1st June

Emily, the registered nurse for all three expeditions, and I fly in to Tonga on May 31st with a plan to catch the 6pm passenger ferry to...

Introduction

My name is Simone. I’m a performance poet and CRM strategist who will be on board the trimaran Sea Runner for the three Floating...

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