Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jungle trekking and our new mini pool

Preparing for the big trek with a milk boost.

In addition to the large park on the island, there are smalller community parks and walking paths on the island, including this little jungle jaunt that connects to a sidewalk just next to our house. Parts of the new jungle jaunt are paved, but you can also trail blaze.

 This large ball above comes from a "jak" tree, and each little pod has a white edible fruit inside.

On a separate note, we've upgraded our murky pond, which had a nasty tendency to turn bad in the dry season. We plan to put in a lot of plants as a natural cleaning system, and fish for mosquito control. It will also serve as a nice little dipping pool for us in the hot season.

We have one visitor who seems to like the new pond.

Aaaah, the cycling life.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jungle wildlife tours for Luce

Neighbors visit.

Helping during garden clean-up.

Martin the kingfisher, named after its French name martin-pĂȘcheur.

Little fish from the canals.

Big turtle.

Playground summit.

Little turtle.

The island park.