Saturday, 15 March 2008

Tsuraku y Casa Jatun Sacha

This is the Casa Jatun Sacha on the right. The boy holding the rifle has just walked out of shot on the left.

The three small children of Natale, the guy resposible for us two volunteers here at Tsuraku (amongst many other things), play in front of the Casa with toy pistols. The little girl sits on a rockholding the amunition pellets in a plastic bag, and the small boys come to her for refils.

This is the pond in the back of the house. I tried to take pictures of the different coloured dragonflies, but they were too fast.

This is the view from the nursery I helped to paint yesterday. A little to the right is the new house that is under construction (temporarily delayed due to lack of funding). Yesterday afternoon I used a machete for the first time to clear the pampas from the grounds. The ground was damp, but I didn´t realise how damp until I fell thigh deep into a small rio that ran under the pampas.


Clive For Nothing said...

Hey, that looks alright. It's miles better than I thought it was going to be.

Machette though. Get you.

Wakari_Masen said...

Lorraine! What can I say? I've also been an admirer of your writing for a long while now-I didn't know about your journey, so It's great to see it all here. You seem to be doing so well and integrating brilliantly-and I'm sure you know much more Spanish than you admit on these pages... I'm off again after a year back home through Russia, so this will probably be the last time I can read your blog for a while! :( I want to wish you the best of luck and I hope I will see you sooner than we both imagine it will be...Take care, and keep writing-I love your style and reading about your adventures. Keep your chin up and see you soon...