Sunday, October 13

Our daily walk to the beach, A Picture Blog!

"Hurry up with your shoes!" -Carrie
From this view near the entrance gate, our house is on the left, the palapa straight ahead, the pool beyond.
We carry the little guys out of our gate.
And walk a short distance along this busy road, just to the corner.
From here, it is a calm, unpopulated stroll to the beach!
About 5 minutes and we'll be there!
Except we keep stopping for pictures today!
A lot of pretty flowers dot our path!

"Mom got ahead again!!" -Carrie
We pass this field, people use this to walk instead of the busy road

Happy girl!!
We turn and walk a short distance towards the ocean
The only eyesore: a river meets the ocean here and trash collects
We are able to hop on rocks to avoid it
And then the water!
Dar es Salaam is such a crazy, busy, dusty, developing-world city.  It is shocking to discover a true tropical paradise merely yards away!

Jackie LOVES the beach!
Finally, a greyhound who swims!
And tries to shake off a bit too early....
Cooled off, now to romp!!
I think Africa suits him.
Carrie too.
Abigail running with the girls.
Robert is the only one who doesn't get to go off leash. 
We do "encourage" him to swim though...
They were running so fast, most of my pictures are out of focus, even with the high speed camera!
Back at home now, under the palapa.  Getting ready to de-sand...

Um, yeah, you're going to have to get clean AGAIN.
This one is NOT in love with the water!
He will take any salvation!
Shade!  And dirt!
Karl playing!  It was a great day!