South Pacific Trip - Part 3: Getting to know Boe Village
The following days flew by as we learned more about Solomon Island culture in the village, and as Boe Village learned more about us Canadians.
Through swimming everyday with the children, playing ball, arm wrestling, sharing smiles and giggles, many friendships were formed.
My older son quickly became part of the village. He spent his days off in every direction with the children, doing as they do: fishing, canoeing, swimming, and playing games. At one point, it turned out that the children felt that my son was spending quite a bit of time with children on one side of the village, so it was agreed that in order to equally share him, he would spend time the next day with the children on the other side. I was so impressed that even the children had the strong sense of community that could be felt everywhere.
We were invited to visit the school, and had a fun time trying to tell the students how far we had traveled, and about what it’s like in Canada. We ended the visit by presenting them with a gift of school supplies that we had brought with us.
The activity in the village was at an all time high at this point, as we were all assigned tasks in order to prepare for the wedding the next day.
Part 4 Solomon Island Wedding
Part 1 Fiji
Part 2 Solomon Islands: Welcome to Boe Village