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We spent two months in paradise, on the beautiful island called Maewo, in Vanuatu.

There are no roads, no car, no industry and no hotel to pollute the air and people's mind.

We went there after meeting Harry and Jane on the sailboat you see on the right. Ours is on the left and are of the same design, made in Canada, called Corbin 39'
Harry had managed to get a $20,000 grant from the New Zealand government, to aid poor developing countries in the South Pacific region.
His project was to install a water turbine to generate electricity for the little village of Asanvari.
My plan was to go there for two weeks and "document" his work with photos and video.
We fell in love with the people and decided to help with the project.

After two months the project was a success and it was difficult to say goodbye. A banquet was prepared in our honor and two poor village chicken became our reward.

I have mixed feelings for what I did.
In a way I feel happy to have helped for the project, but I also feel guilty to have introduced the beginning of "civilization" with all the bad that it implies...Ah well, it was bound to happen one day or the other...

For this picture, I used my first DSLR, the famous Canon Rebel/300D. I say famous because it was the first affordable DSLR camera for the little amateur photographers like me.

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