Day: January 12, 2014
We took a matatu to town and walked to Fort Jesus, looking across the creek to Nyali.
The coast has suffered erosion.
Me and the fort.
The fort without me! (Well, part of it)
Roundabout outside Fort Jesus with tea or coffee pot and cups – supposedly indicates that Old Town is an alcohol free area.
We took lunch at Jahazi Coffee House, where the friendly cats sleep.
Along the road through Old Town
We visited several curio shops and bought a few souvenirs, after bargaining.
Then a rapid tuk-tuk ride to the ferry to meet Lucy, on her last day in pwani before heading to Eldoret at 5am Sunday.
The ferry in the late afternoon sun
Hordes of people make their way onto the ferry, passing the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, here on anti-piracy patrol we presumee.
From the ferry we took a very bumpy matatu to Bamburi to meet Harrison, headteacher at Barnabas, and join his family for supper. We had a lovely time, and discussed school and their website.
I went up to Barnabas School on Friday afternoon to meet Meld and also to see progress with the new interim Standard 4 classroom (current Classes 2, 3 and 4 are in one room, with a thin board partition separating Class 4).
The frame is mostly up, and most of the roof sheets are on (they need a bit more money to buy the rest of the sheets).
Putting in the last upright.
The classroom will have plywood half walls and a concrete floor.
Meanwhile this is the Class 4 room, with mwalimu at the back.
Meld and most of her 12 students (and a couple of others hanging on!)
With 2 of her lady colleagues.