Heading out at some point on some day–I have really very little grip on which it is of either here…I decided to head straight and turn left and see what I would see. Not only did I find a local Kava bar—looking decidedly lonely in the early morning, but I found the Numba2 Grocery—which in my mind should be called Numba1. I was happy to see anything that looked this much like a grocery store from home and not a little market with customs and a language of its own. And there are stacks of Pomelos, which made me miss Jeffrey who I spent a good number of hours peeling and enjoying them with this past winter. At the very least I have a place to purchase food until I figure out the local situation. I walked down and through town again, this time I checked out the multitude of sandwich boards offering tours. They look fun for the most part although the “Cannibal Culture: Budget Option” was cause for concern. Walking in Vila requires a mixed combination of the skills I learned walking in Massachusetts and Hawaii. My New York skills are useless as they rely upon the fact that a driver will submit to a walker in the way only New Yorkers do. If I walked like a Seattleite here I would be stuck on the curb all day long looking at the passing drivers with a hopeful smile. The pedestrian here is responsible to make sure that there is sufficient space between oncoming cars and that a car is not hiding behind the visible one about to leap to the left or right of it at rapid speed. I hiked back up the steps and down the hill to where I am staying, then further down the hill to check out the lagoon. I enjoyed a few quiet moments of ocean breeze, sitting on a bench on the water’s edge before trekking back up the hill to my room. I think it is a great thing in Vanuatu to be from Seattle where everyone is programmed genetically to walk up and down hills without marveling at the hill or I might be paralyzed while staring at the one from the lagoon to my residence with my mouth agape.
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The Book Release
The Essential Homebirth Guide Hits the ShelvesFebruary 12th, 2013
The Book is out!
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