Monday, January 19, 2009
Shipwreck Beach... again... but never boring. As usual, the shifting sands exposing new parts of the wreck not seen before. An upcoming post will show how the beach has changed over the last two years.
Beautiful palm trees in the background, beach hut and umbrellas on the left, boats along the beach and plenty of trash on the beach.
The group relaxing in the shade. Pictured from L to R is Joanne, Gord, Kevin, Ingo and Sheryl.
Kids from the village standing in front of their cassava plantation.
One of the boys next to the water well.
Some of the people from the village
The people that help us carry our stuff to the beach.
A close up of momma and her baby.
I have many photos of this woman and her baby. I will print all the photos shown (and more) and take them back on my next visit as I always do.
Sheryl and GordIngo and Joanne
Sand for construction is collected by hand from Badagry Creek. The sand boats start off empty and are filled up over the course of the day by a few men with small buckets. Lucky for them the water is not too deep (I don't think). Pictures taken at about 10AM.
By 2:30PM the boats are partially filled which requires our boat driver to drive by slowly so that the sand boats do not take on water and sink! Once filled they boats are towed to their sales point and the men move the sand with shovels. These men work VERY hard.