Today we have a Sunday off from training, so a group of us are heading to the beach nearby for a swim. We are all staying--rather dorm style--in group housing for the first week. Then we move to another community on the island and all go to stay with host families while we continue training. We will be on St. Lucia for another 4 weeks, then split up to go to various islands to live with hosts families there and continue training. We have small groups going to Grenada, St. Vincent, Dominica, and one groups stays here on St. Lucia. I am ultimately going to Dominica Island with 5 other Peace Corps volunteers.
Yesterday we had some training around health issues here in the Carribean and then we all got some immunizations. I am now immunized for hep A & B, and the flu--next week we get typhoid shots then that is all over. I am very impressed by the health care available to us here---much better than the factory-like Group Health I had in Seattle!
this is the view from our front porch with the town in background (photo by fellow PC trainee Abby--thanks Abby!)