Shine Bright Like a Diamond

St. Thomas, USVI – Day 14

It is bright here. Like insanely bright. St. Thomas sits 18.3° north of the equator. For reference Cleveland sits at 41.5°N. So that’s about 23° further south than I’m used to being. Going from the much darker tents to outside actually hurts if you’re not wearing sunglasses. Continue reading “Shine Bright Like a Diamond”

Home Is Where I Find Myself

St. Thomas, USVI – Day 12

One of the things that I’ve been impressed by is just how quickly things here have changed in our camp. We’ve only been back a handful of days, and already we’ve taken the area from a soggy field, to a soggy tent city. Today in particular we laid down some stone to create paths between tents. Such a seemingly little thing has seemed to change the entire field more than erecting a whole mess of tents on it. Continue reading “Home Is Where I Find Myself”