Volunteering in Minami Sanriku: Forestry - Vikingess Voyages

Monday, August 6, 2012

Volunteering in Minami Sanriku: Forestry

One of the hardest volunteer activities I participated in with United Earth was the 林業 (forestry) group. One of the local farmers wants to open up a restaurant by the side of the main road, and as there were a lot of trees on the lot our job has been to cut down the trees and clean up the area.
Carrying the trunks is quite a tough job. In addition to the heavy weight the burning sun also make this quite a demanding activity. But at least by the end of the day you feel you've really earned to hear "お疲れ様です" when you return to the HQ.. ^^
Here are some pictures taken of the forestry group:
The area we are working on
In action!
Cooperating with carrying the trunks
Luckily we also have a machine to move the heaviest trunks

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