1. St. Lucia Dennery Waterfall

    Up a backroad leading away from my village and toward the interior of Saint Lucia is the Dennery Waterfall, a hidden gem. Here are some Girl Guides enjoying the water after our hike up there. 

  2. St. Lucia Girl Guide Ceremony

    This is my entire Girl Guide Company gathered together after the Promise Ceremony in December 2009. 

  3. St. Lucia Girl Guides

    In December 2009, the 24 members of the Girl Guide company I formed at my village primary school became official "Guides" and did their promise ceremony with officers from the St Lucia Girl Guides Association. 

  4. St. Lucia World AIDS Day 2009

    I was invited to give a talk on HIV/AIDS at my village primary school as part of World AIDS Day 2009. This is a picture of all the Grade 3 and 4 students at my session. 

  5. St. Lucia Solar Ovens

    I did a summer camp in August 2010 for my Girl Guide Company and we earned the Climate Change and Food Security badge. Here are some girls putting together their solar ovens for one of our activities that week. 

  6. St. Lucia Walking Grande Anse

    Grande Anse Beach is located at the undeveloped Northeast corner of St Lucia. This is where Leatherback turtles lay their eggs from April to August each year. A group of PCVs camped-out on the beach with our tour guide and woke up at 2am to watch a leatherback lay her eggs. Here are four of us enjoying the scenery. Photo by Julie F.

  7. St. Lucia Dennery Floods

    In October 2010, one week before my COS date, my village of Dennery on the east coast of St Lucia flooded. It was a devastating flood and many homes were damaged. Here is a resourceful member of my village getting around by refrigerator. 

  8. Dominican Republic Moab, the greatest Peace Corp dog ever!

    I got him for protection.  My villagers were terrified of him since he was big and black so in their minds that equaled deadly!  But this lab was only ever guilty of licking a person to death, maybe eating my dona's prized chicken too.  He actually worked with me on teaching local children about the importance of not abusing animals.  He came to the school and other education sessions to show that animals have feelings too, and well treated and trained can be man's best friend. 

  9. Dominican Republic The Things We Were Forbidden to Do!

    In the Peace Corp in the Dominican, it was forbidden to do many things or else face being kicked out.  In this photo, I did two of those: rode a motorcycle without a helmet and drove a motorcycle!

  10. Dominican Republic Hopefully they will remember when it matters most!

    This is a picture of my youth group learning to put condoms on using coke bottles as props.  One of my students, Arnarldo, said to me at the end of the day, "I just hope I can remember how to put it on when it matters most!"  He meant it innocently but it sure made the entire class start laughing!

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.