On Gaua Island, the team sets up camp with the help of a local guide, spots Palm Lorikeets, and takes a tour of an active volcano.
After a warm welcome in the village, the team faced constant dehydration and mounting bug bites in the field—but made a new canine friend, too.
Limited time at each location means working around the clock to get the work done.
The original plan, to visit islands in the south of the archipelago, had to be nixed. When the team heads north next week, they’ll also go off the grid.