This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Castles in the sand

Our Canadian crew doctor and I (and other dads from time to time) recently built two big sand castles on Benin's only safe beach (El Dorado). The first photo is of a mythical cathedral-style castle (of ancient England maybe?), and the second is a faithful reproduction of the Citadel in Halifax (Canada, not West Yorkshire). Sand castle building is a strange concept in Benin - one beach security guard needed a lot of persuading that the sea would level the castle very easily (and it wouldn't need demolishing), and as soon as we had turned our back on the last sand castle we built, it was occupied by fully grown Lebanese men, who continued playing in it like children. Olly

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