The French Diaries: Part 2 “An Adventure in Paris!”

My world has become a little surreal of late. A lot has happened since I first landed in Paris those four weeks ago. The next few days was spent learning about the French culture and getting to know Edouard’s parents, Christine and Pascal better. It was difficult communicating with anyone at first because even though … Read moreThe French Diaries: Part 2 “An Adventure in Paris!”

The French Diaries: Part 1. “Paris”

I stand in the airport, bewildered and stunned suddenly at the noise rushing around my ears. Faces hurry past me, families laughing, couples scowling and children yawning sleepily as the clock chimed past an hour they had never seen before. I hitched my rucksack higher on my shoulders, a multi-coloured blaze of glory that the … Read moreThe French Diaries: Part 1. “Paris”

The Delos Diaries: Part 28 “Moon Rainbows on Passage!”

I sigh as my alarm goes off under my pillow, my headphones wrapping around my neck as I fumble to switch it off before it wakes anyone else up. It’s 11:45pm and my night shift on the second day of passage is about to start. I always give myself fifteen minutes before to get myself sorted.

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The Delos Diaries: Part 27 “Onwards to Brazil!”

 

It’s the morning of our departure. I wake, my body burning for movement as we excitedly prepare Delos to leave Bird Rock. Yes, that’s right-we did return to that amazing place. After spending another week on Ascension Island, we decided we had no choice but to escape back to its protective rocky embrace. It’s been an incredible couple of days diving, relaxing and sunbathing, but now it’s time.

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The Delos Diaries: Part 26 “Becoming a Mermaid.”

We’re off early this morning. We’re heading to an amazing dive site called Bird Rock. It’s nice to get away from the island to be honest. I love Ascension, but already I know it’s time for us to leave. We’re here for another week and we’ve got a lot more adventures to be had, but whenever I look out into the ocean, I feel a restlessness.

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The Delos Diaries: Part 25 “Celebrate like an American.”

The wind whips the hair from my face as I stare over the cliffs, over crashing waves and the spraying of foam below. I watch the ocean eat away at the rock little by little, ravenous, insatiable and undefeatable.

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The Delos Diaries Part 24: “The Green Mountain and Lizbef’s Hangover from Hell.”

I woke the next morning with a groan. It was early and I could hear the rest of the Delos crew moving about. I prayed to God that they wouldn’t wake me. That they would leave me in bed so I could rest up from the past five days of partying, staying up late and … Read moreThe Delos Diaries Part 24: “The Green Mountain and Lizbef’s Hangover from Hell.”