Posted: 04/11/2014 at 21:24
I spent a lot of time stuffing floating bags in my BCD pocket to protect the turtles. I drew the line at the sanitary towel next to the anemone fishes.
I've been on liveaboard dive boats in Papua New guinea, where the boat, with its engines, and water makers, and electricity, and refrigeration, had more modern amenities than the entire Island we were moored up against.
I've seen Kids in dug out canoes who did not know how to unwrap a chupa chup.
Kids who marvelled at a cold can of coke and shared it amongst six so they could all experience a cold drink.
A teacher who cried when we gave her a bag of assorted pens and crayons for her children.
I'm very grateful for what I've got, and thankful for electricity at the flick of a switch, and clean water that comes out of a tap.