weekend seaside escape
We had an absolute blast this weekend! We drove out to the East side of the island with some friends from our team to visit a couple from South Africa that we recently met. They have it rough as they live in a house right on the beach, when it is high tide the water comes right up to their steps!! But, of course there are trade offs: they lose power for a good part of the day every few days, have a hike into town for supplies, and have to pay for water. It was a multicultural gathering as there were Americans (us), an English couple, Germans, and South Africans. It is an amazing blessing to meet so many diverse people here. The girls and Annikah spent the day relaxing and chatting it up while the boys walked out on the coral to fish with spear guns. They had to walk about 3km to reach water deep enough (since it was low tide). The came back about 4 hours later with the fruits of their labor and quickly gutted and cooked them up (it was a testosterone fest! harpooning fish, then gutting, then eating them). Jason and Anni loved the fresh fish in lemon and ginger. They also bought an octopus off some local fisherman and even after the thing was dead it was still changing colors! We spent the whole day out there and the sun, sea air, great food, and time with new friends did us good!
the man folk before they head out on their treacherous journey!
Annikah hangs in her tent to do a little light reading & catch some shade
Jason shows off his catch
Annikah anapenda samaki (anni loves fish!)