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

before

after

Annikah anapenda samaki (anni loves fish!)

Comments

Unknown said…
you guys would do great on survivor.. this is how they eat too! good job on catching the fish!!!
Laura S said…
Sounds like you had a great weekend! I am glad you had time off and could relax with friends at the beach :) I loved all your recent blog entries, I am just getting caught up now. It is so amazing how big our little ones grow up all of a sudden. Thanks for posting your thoughts. Miss and love you all.
Bibi Ronnie said…
What pretty fish! Looked yummy! The right side of the blog is up again now. ???? Grandma fell again today but did not get hurt. I went over and grandpa and I got her up without calling 911. She just lost her balance, but was not dizzy.
Annie said…
The colors on those fish are incredible - they look delish!!
Mark said…
That looks like a really fun day. Jason, you are learning some good skills out there too! We really are too sheltered in this country.
Meghan Baird said…
Great pics! Tell Jason I say "grunt grunt."