20th Day - Primates 2, Enrichments and swimming at the river
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April 21st, 2008 – by: Tannith
After work we had time to say goodbye to Lyndsay at 5pm who finally leaves after 2 months at the centre. It was a sad moment, but made easier by the promise of a swim in the river afterwards with the Thai vet and his assistant. I hadn't been before, though it is popular with everyone here and many locals. The current was really fast and the river was high; there are two ropes that span the river to stop people floating away, and ropes attached to logs in the river to hang onto. The girls jumped in (except Lieke, who I pushed in) and I met them at the logs 20 metres downstream. I had difficulty getting up on the log; the current was so fast I couldn't get momentum up and out of the water, my legs were being pulled under, but I eventually managed.
We got back in time for dinner and a shower, and then were treated to 'an audience with Edwin' unexpectedly. As we sat around with beers and wine, he came to join us with a bottle of Johnnie Walker and soon all the volunteers were sitting around the big wooden table together listening to stories about past volunteers (we are so tame in comparison!)
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