Entries in #volunteering (9)

Tuesday
May232017

Tenerife  Diving

I arrived in Tenerife excited to begin my volunteer experience with Frontier. As a newly qualified marine biologist, what could possibly be better than spending almost every day out at sea looking for whales and dolphins.

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Monday
May082017

Climbing Mount  Teide

Tiede isn't really a hard climb unless you want it to be. This doesn't mean it's easy... it's just that there's quite a gap between Tiede and mountains which are hard climbs.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

Catching Some  Waves

Surfing is truly one of the most enjoyable things you can do on the water. Everyone's been doing a lot of surfing recently last week because there were good waves for slightly more experienced surfers and this week because the conditions were perfect for beginners.

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Thursday
Apr132017

Climbing Red  Mountain

We recently went on an exbedition to climb Montana Roja, the Red Mountain. Amazing views, solid exercise and great weather all included but Red Mountain is not a hill and not quite a mountain.

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Tuesday
Apr042017

Lost in Los  Christianos

I'm sure people have been saying clever things about getting lost since the Classical poets. I've not read anything I prefer to my own adage: if you've never been lost you've never gone far enough.

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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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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
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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