So we all squished into a couple of cars (well except me, I'd made sure there was a space for everyone else but not me....ah well, I like the train!). I must point out that Thomas at the front of this photo does not look like that in real life... sorry mate, horrible picture!
It was a great bunch of people - a few newer crew I haven't go to know yet (when we were smaller, I knew ALL the crew really well, but now there are nearly 100 of us in total!!). Everyone went on a walk and explore of the island and then we all met up to prepare supper together and eat in the lovely big kitchen at the Villa.
Lots of eating and chatting later, the last of us hit the sack around 2am so my early morning birdwatching plans didn't quite pan out! The discussion was on everything from racism, globalisation and social justice to..... well... rats! One of our crew and his partner take care of a number of rats, most of them rescues, and what they don't know about Rattus norvegicus isn't worth knowing. I learnt a lot :)
It's great when people who keep animals learn about their proper care, something I feel very strongly about having two rescue 'exotics' myself (don't ask!).
The last of us on the island watch the sunset before heading back to reality....