24 September 2009 | Nonovaul
Monday, September 14th
Motor sailed for about two hours to Nonovaul. Chris went ashore to find Jonah, chairman of the Fisheries Management Committee but ended up addressing the Monday community meeting instead. Alison & Cleo planned to repeat a Reef Check survey inside an existing MPA for John Aini's NGO, Ailan Awareness but the current was too strong for safe diving. Chris cleaned the hull of green slime once again.
Sunday, September 13th
Chris repaired some wear on the Genoa. Gardner went diving with Alison and Cleo. The crew all changed berths to give a fair chance for all to have the large plush berth in the bow of the boat. Gardner finally caught up on the blogs. He didn't get fired for his dereliction of duty but his salary was halved. (It's still $0)
Saturday, September 12th, 2009
We all met with Hugh Walton to talk about indicator species and future plans with OceansWatch, then attended a welcome home party for Monica at Bruce's house (Bruce works as a planning consultant for the provincial Governor). The party was packed with local big wigs. Gardner met Lady Chan, the governor's wife, and hopefully didn't make a bad impression. Chris chatted to the provincial tourism director about ecotourism.