ISLAND LIFE - MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE & FREE DIVING with MANTA RAYS // EP18
but there's definitely real stuff that goes on jungle magic it's a feeling that you need to experience for yourself when you visit us one day here at Uepi Hey guys welcome back. This episode is a little bit of an update video. We're hoping that this gives you a little bit of an insight into what real life is like here as well just the day-to-day stuff . Here we are at the welcome jetty. This is the beautiful place that we live. Okay so we're just back from a big trip away. We have three episodes that we've just put up about that trip and they're just jam-packed yeah jam-packed full of spearfishing, free diving, some cultural stuff and just hanging out having a good time. Uh we got back and poor little Filly
had a really bad ear infection. We are a few days back from our trip to piava and settling back into life. Just before dinner time the day that we arrived back we were sort of rushing around trying to figure out what medications we had to treat an outer ear infection just, Otitis Externa. That was pretty stressful we didn't have the first choice that we wanted. [Filly] Eye Drops. [Jase] And then what did you let daddy do without crying what did daddy do afterwards?
No what did we do? [Filly] Torch. [Jase] Yeah did you let me use the torch? [Filly] Yeah! [Jase] And did you get upset? [Filly] Yes [Jase] No you didn't, are you a big brave girl? [Filly] No. [Jase] Yes you are and are you all better? [Filly] Yes! We also came home with head lice which isn't surprising. We were mixing with lots of kids in the village and it's pretty common everywhere. So it's been a pretty big mess here
just with the skinks have taken over the house. I don't know what's going on with skanks and geckos at the moment but i think they believe that they own this joint and they're making a massive mess. In the nappy bag one of Filly's cloth nappies was left over on the deck. Over there in the sun for three days. I vacuumed up a wet skink poo which was disgusting and now my dyson is full of disgusting stinky skink diarrhoea. Not really sure how i
i'm going to deal with that. You know this is the real life stuff that's kind of maybe people don't realize happens when you live an idyllic lifestyle. Excuse me. I also seem to have the village flu. But there's definitely real stuff that goes on. It's also that time of year where we have lots of stingers. So Arlo got absolutely nailed by stingers when we're away. And um yeah he's still recovering actually. But there's jellyfish everywhere here now too so.
[Jase] Uh yeah and then we had the vaccine rollout start happening in our area, which is amazing! Because we live in such a crazy remote area it's just really really encouraging to see, um the COVID teams coming out and rolling out the vaccines to such a remote population. Okay so today we're we are going to be heading over to a village to get our COVID vaccine hopefully. We've had a few false starts over the last couple of days. Currently they have small teams touring the lagoon and trying to capture the population that way.
Because we're a small island here we're not really we're not a village and there's very few of us here we have to go and seek out one of those clinics where they're doing the vaccine. In the village to get a jab!! [Jase] What are you what are you doing? Eating a cracker? [Katie] Oh there's a rooster. [Jase] Perfect [Katie] Done. [Jase] That was easy man. [Katie} That was super easy. [Katie] How, everyone good, is everyone happy? Be smart be safe yeah! And we took them some cake. Which was not super healthy but I think you know. Those guys are working so hard so it was nice for us to be able to do something fun for them. Yeah and we're due for our next shot in December. That's all. That's all. Cool.
We moved locations. Okay we relocated that was way too hot. So we also had some friends come to visit which was really really cool. [Jase] OH that's a very big earthquake! [Jase] That's a very big earthquake! All right I'm just gonna go for Filly because Mirri's gonna be packing it! [Jase] Wow that's cool. She's in KIV. Whoa that was a very big earthquake. That was very very very big [Katie] So remember a few episodes ago we were diving a remote island situated just 45 kilometers from a submarine volcano that was rumbling away...
[Katie] Well the epicentre of this 6.6 magnitude earthquake was about 25 kilometers from there and approximately 80 kilometers from us here on Uepi. [Jase] That's gonna be like a seven I reckon.
I wish we had of captured that ten seconds earlier. I had my phone out but that was almost knock you over That was a very big earthquake. Welcome to Uepi. [Grant] Well we're sitting here because we were all just getting to our jobs for the afternoon and suddenly the whole world started shaking madly. I was at the main house with Kemuel here. Not Kemule, with Bobby and everything going shaking wildly. I think people are almost falling over. Building's almost falling over we have a really big strong earthquake. [Jase] So why are we up here?
Well we thought there might be a tsunami so we rushed up here. But we found out that the site was only about 45 miles away. So a tsunami would get here in just minutes if there was actually a tsunami. But we are looking out over the ocean seeing if there's a rideable wave coming our way or not. It allowed us to switch off for a few days and we went away for a nice little picnic. Have different conversations with other adults. And we also scored a beautiful experience with mantas which we're going to show you guys.
Uh we also went on a really beautiful trip just with Mirri and the kids the other day. [Jase] What is this? So obviously what you guys get to see on our youtube channel and all the big adventures that we take. Is all the really fun stuff and behind the scenes there's a lot still going on here at the island. And quite a few people have asked us now for another update on the building progress.
Because we're currently rebuilding um some bungalows here at the resort so. We thought we'd take you down for a walk and show you a little bit of progress that's going on there. So this just shows you what's been going on behind the scenes A bit more downtime at the moment yeah kinda we're super busy just with other things going on.
Um yeah the less crazy adventurous stuff and more just normal life stuff for us so let's go. Can confirm that this beautiful magical pathway in the jungle, is lit up by fireflies at night. Because we came up here tonight. [Jase] HEY!
[Katie] What? Oh, you'll find out next week. But it is beautiful! [Jase] Our magnificent new steps have not gone in yet. But yeah here we are. [Jase] So things are. [Katie] I can't remember where we were up to. [Jase] I have no idea to be perfectly honest. I think we were sheeting. Anyway this is the first of the cabins but they're all pretty much the same place right now anyway. Biggest change uh in the last week or so is these beautiful doors. So we managed to get our glass from the capital and install our
beautiful glorious hardwood doors. They just like set up this last little bit of the front of the house here because we just really wanted to maximise the views and if you come inside. Even though the doors are not clean because we've been installing glass and polishing glass. [Jase] You can just see the colors are just phenomenal. So the front of the house yeah so the view off the front of the house here is just amazing. [Katie] We will hopefully take that scaffolding down.
[Jase] Actually it can come tomorrow. [Katie] And then we should film some more. [Katie] But um yeah these bungalows are looking incredible. At the moment we've only got a couple of boys here so two or three boys at a time. Just working on little projects little finishing projects that they can do with less supervision. So um it's been slow going but it's all slowly happening which is cool. [Jase] So the cabins are all painted
plastered. Sorry sheeted, plastered. The cabins are all sheeted, painted. Sheeted, plastered and painted Um we've got a little bit of trim painting, we have the floors down, we just need to actually do the final sanding and seal the floors. Then put in our skirting boards and then all this is done.
And then basically just got a little bit of work in the bathroom and we've got the furniture fit out to go. And electrical fit out. Yeah so this is the main room the bedroom over here little table and chairs goes at the front here. A little kitchenette in here and the desk. And this is really designed just to be this magical clean space all the time so everything you bring on holiday with you has a purpose-built little spot. That's at the back here [Katie] We like we like to think that we've thought of everything but we'll see. [Jase] Um so we've got a wardrobe space in here some closet space for the laundry staff and then another desk .
Which is specifically for our underwater photo or our photographers who need charging banks and space to do all their camera gear. And then we have a big massive magnificent bathroom so the Sub-floor for this is going to go in the next day or so. And then that is all finished and close sealed off and then just waiting to be tiled.
Yeah we have these beautiful floor to ceiling windows that open the back of the house up to the rainforest. We've got lagoon views on one side and beautiful rainforest forest on the other side. [Katie] It's quite amazing we're really excited to see these bathrooms come to life because they're gonna have tiles in them. Which is another slight delaying factor at the moment. Is in order to complete these bungalows we need
to get a tiler here. So that can't happen just yet, to be confirmed. One of the things we've tried really hard to achieve with the new bungalows is a little more privacy for our guests. So bungalows are a good distance apart but we've actually planted out sort of dividing gardens which are looking a bit messy at the moment but that's for a reason. So that we can sort of tidy them up and and have actual boundaries between the bungalows. Each bungalow has its own lime tree so that you have access to lime leaf to make tea as well as fresh limes for your afternoon beverage. Yeah it's all the landscaping has been really
thought out so that you get that really private feel but also everyone's connected to the beach. Which is really awesome. [Jase] Plus the leaf house. [Katie] Yeah so we're also including with each bungalow there'll be like a little gazebo with a leaf roof. And that'll be a spot for the hammock as well as a little coffee table. A place to read your book and chill out and catch a bit of a breeze. This is the bungalow um the furthest into the jungle.
It's just it's absolute magic down here. I don't know it's hard to tell if you can see enough of it on camera but. [Jase] I don't think again [Katie] Yeah there's the bungalow here and then it's just jungle magic. Yeah it's a feeling that you need to experience for yourself when you visit us one day here at Uepi. It's the jungle magic. So we hope you enjoyed the Ep guys uh that's just that's what it's been like the last couple of weeks. This is real life on a deserted tropical island pretty much.
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handle down below. Yeah thanks as always for watching have a great week guys see you guys bye. Put my sunnies up sorry mum i've had my sunnies on. I actually have really bad blepharitis. Which is good at the moment but you've probably seen in a few episodes my old red eyes. Anyway my eyes are fine yeah so i guess we also wanted to mention in this episode that. In the lead-up to christmas we've been feeling
you know all those emotions again. About being far away from my mom and our other family and friends who we care about dearly and we we still haven't been able to see. We obviously we had our trip planned in august which got postponed and now it's been cancelled, until we know more information. But at least now we feel like things are moving in the right direction we've had our first vaccine. And the Solomons as a country is moving forward in terms of vaccinating the population. So Although we won't be together for christmas we're finding ways to make it special and involve our family from afar. And enjoy this time we've got together with the kids and Jill and Grant and
our Solomon family. So yeah some it's also a time we've been thinking a lot about other people who you know are possibly in a similar situation. Who still haven't been able to connect with people they love. You know we're thinking of you and all those people who've done massive stints in lockdown. For the greater good of all of us. To keep us all safe, so thank you to you guys
in Australia and elsewhere around the world who are doing the hard yards. We appreciate you and I know that a lot of people have also mentioned that our videos have come at a good time they've been a source of entertainment. And people can kind of live vicariously through us as we adventure and explore and share our beautiful world with you back home. So we're really glad that we can do that and it's just inspired us to keep doing it more. So love to you all. [Katie] Oh my goodness, forest monsters. [Jase] I gotcha you! You thought you got me but I saw your little feet. Also Mirri's going home today, sad face, don't go Mirri. Don't go back to your actual family.
let's keep walking. Put together eps. I feel weird that you didn't say anything. Jump in any time. [Jase] There's a few apps up uh previous about that it's got free diving spearfishing. [Katie] Few eps up previous about that it doesn't make sense. [Katie] What song? [Jase] Its the jungle magic!