Saturday, 8 May 2010

Camas just got bigger!

Hey all, This is Cally again that crazy American from Oregon coming to you with some exciting news. Today, we get our last set of vollies-they will be here with us for about four months, which will complete our happy Camas family making us a perfect number of 11 staff. One vollie just got here and she is from South Korea, one is coming from New Zealand, and one is coming from England. That means our gals to guys ratio will be going from 4 girls and 4 guys to 7 ladies and only 4 men-The ladies are super stoked about this. So yipee-Camas is Complete! Before our week started on Sunday we all went to Sean Bhaile which means Old village in gaelic, and it was old-Rob says maybe even four hundred years. It was abandoned during the highland clearances which was a time when rich landlords kicked the crofters off their land because sheep were more profitable. After that, we visited with the owner of an organic mill and farm near by-It was Awesome! So, this last week we had one guest from England-a super awesome ecologist, and we had loads of fun with her! We went ab sailing, worked in the garden, painted some sheds, and we even went wild camping near Eraid-a sort of island nearish Iona. Anyway, it was a misty day to say the least, we were covered in rain, but had loads of fun running about and listening to Darragh, our Irish baird, read the epic story of Sam Magee on top of a hill in the pouring rain! We even created a new Camas song, so if you come here ask us to sing it for you and we will! Then, this Friday we went to Iona to spend the night. We met some of the locals, explored the abbey with our esteemed tour guide, Wing commander Robulous, enjoyed the luxury of electricity again,climbed Duni, and for those of us who weren't too tired we hit the pub in the evening. Today, we are doing chores, and preparing for our last few vollies to arrive. This next week is full of vigorous training, and I even get to teach the new vollies some art. Ye-haa! Well, That's all for now folks! Oh, by the way, Tom, our resident superhero and story teller has taken the office of bed time stories, so now, in the evening we all squeeze in together and listen to the tales of the lighthouse keeper or better yet Katy Molrag-Aren't we adorable? Now, that's really all for now folks tune in next week to hear Rob say something really smart!