Wednesday
Mar222017

You Won't Be Disappointed, Trust  Me

Having applied to volunteer for a project involving sighting and recording scientific data on wild whale and dolphin populations in the vast open Atlantic Ocean, my expectations before coming where; I might see something in the space of two weeks, maybe a single pod of dolphins or a few whales if I’m lucky but I found myself constantly surprised with each boat expedition.

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Tuesday
Mar142017

Sleeping  Cetaceans

It's awesome to see dolphins playing at the surface and the more dynamic they are the more exciting the experience. Sometimes, though, you can wish they'd sit still just for a moment so you could see all the detail without needing to freeze them in time with a camera.

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Thursday
Mar022017

Pizza And Peter  Pan

Los Cristianos is the sort of place where you can get a full English breakfast or a Subway as readily as you can in London. There's nothing wrong with that but I'm quite glad that there's big swathes of this island which aren't really like that at all.

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Tuesday
Feb212017

Exceptional Luck On Peter  Pan

As we cast off I remembered that I'd been rather spoilt on my first trip out and expected that this one would probably be rather less eventful. I really couldn't have been more wrong.

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Wednesday
Feb082017

A Perfect First  Expedition

It was a perfect day to hit the water; a bit of wispy cloud sitting near the horizon, just outlining the bright blue sky above us. It was breathing a gentle force 2, enough to cool us off under the hot sun but not nearly enough to send hats flying into the Atlantic.

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Monday
Jan162017

One Week In South Tenerife!

My first ever week on the Island of Tenerife is coming to a close and I will be sad to go home. I chose the project as I am considering doing a Master’s degree in Marine Conservation.

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Monday
Jan092017

New Year, New Adventures!

In order to give Christmas Eve a scientific touch, the presentations of the projects were held before dinner, after which we all enjoyed a tasty meal thanks to the amazing cooking skills of Rachel!

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Wednesday
Dec212016

The start of my adventure down to the South!

I had already chosen Tenerife as an ideal destination for me to develop my skills as a Marine Biologist when I was hired by Frontier to work as an Assistant Research Officer. I was then living in Santa Cruz, the capital located on the northeast of the Island.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Holiday Madness

flickr | Secret TenerifeComing back to Tenerife after four days in cold, rainy England felt very similar to putting on a jumper straight after it’s come out of the dryer. At the airport, one step into the sunshine and everyone had already developed a sense of island-time.

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Monday
Dec052016

A Wonderful Experience - Elena

Monday, 28 November 2016. Today is the start of my last week in Tenerife, after enjoying 3 weeks on this volunteer project. So here are my thoughts on the project.

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