It's official, the final call/confirmation came tonight. In approximately 30 days I will be headed to Mauritania, NW Africa by way of the Canary Island of Gran Canaria. I always said I wanted to end my 30 year mining career taking a long term contract in another country where I could learn and immerse into another culture, working in the industry I love. Guess I have gotten my wish.
I will be giving up my apartment in Denver (that's another story) and moving. I will be based on the island of Gran Canaria when I'm not working in the capital city of Nouakchott, in the Islamic State of Mauritania. Guess we can consider this a double adventure. The adventure of working in Africa (again) and living in the Canary Islands.
It will be hard to leave the kids, I will miss them so much, but this is such a good opportunity for me, I could not walk away from it.
There will be lots to do between now and leaving but I bet the time will fly by.
I hope my diary will not bore you all too much!
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