Back in the Solomons

After a long night in the air to Australia, 4 hours in the Brisbane airport, another three hour flight to the Solomons, I finally arrived yesterday. All went smoothly.
It’s definitely good to be back. I woke up this morning to parrots chatting with each other as they flew from tree to tree. There was that strong sense of the familiar as I looked out over the calm sea to the ships just off shore and Savo and Nggela Islands further off in the distance.
But the best part so far has been seeing colleagues and friends, greeting each other with joy, and starting to reconnect. Yes, it’s good to be back.