Day: November 3, 2013
After a brief rest at Kikambala Church, we walked down to the beach again, this time Milk the Bottle Bar further north from Sun’n’Sand and North Coast, for a late afternoon swim. Maggy needed some encouragement (it’s OK, I didn’t drop her in).
A local kid helps to bury Jacob in the sand.
Sadly we discovered this beach has rock close in which was excruciating to walk on, so we just floated for a while. The sun was going down.
Back at the church, the house roof was nearly finished.
Sun setting behind the church.
So, does lunch really deserve its own post? At Boko Boko Seychelles Restaurant it does! A wonderful ambience, tremendous welcome, delicious food, and interesting company…
Maggy and Panda (the dog)
One of 3 giant tortoises – they sit in the pools to keep cool.
Tickle me under the chin mama!
What do you mean, phone home?
Back in the restaurant for coffee before we take a matatu to Kikambala.
Emmanuel likes the England kit!
Esther (Joe’s sister-in-law) with her children and nephew.
Walking to David and Eunice’s house to see the new baby.
Hmm, I think I can remember what to do (but Meld commented that I never cooed over my own daughters).
Pretty baby (her mama enhanced the eyebrows!)
Mama and baby
On of the neighbours’ children, a pretty but very quiet girl.
After inspecting the works and enjoying a fine lunch, we were joined by Maggy and took a walk to the beach. On the way we passed a “family of three” baobab tree.
Walking the deserted beach.
First stop, 500m along the beach, is North Coast Beach Hotel, with its beach bar. Mango and passion juice all round.
Meld and I swam, the water has as hot as a bath, and from the water we saw two horses being ridden along the water’s edge. Mandatory photo for Bridget!
Relaxing after the swim.
Then we strolled back, passing the fragrant frangipan trees.
We were back in good time for All Saints’ Day mass, where Joe told his parishioners that the house had to be finished before we go home so that we can spend a night under it roof.
Friday 1st November (posted late because of network)
With the money that has been raised, including the money from the pilgrims, work has restarted, and the roof is well under way.
When the roof is on, the internal work can begin.
Fr Joe and Meld survey progress.
No one is quite sure why some of the roof panels have areas of colour on them, maybe it’s just modern art?
All that remained of the old priest’s house in April 2011.
Building work starts in April 2012
The house is close to the church
Fr Joe Kengah blessing the works, later in April 2012
Progress has been made, but stalled, April 2013.