The Sand Fight
I have been working this week in Tokeh, Sierra Leone. Tokeh is a coastal town and the white-powdered sand beach hugs the shoreline as it curves round with a view of an equally stunning resort called River No 2 that stretches further north. Spending a day working in Tokeh leaves you feeling so relaxed that an evening doing anything but sipping a pina colada as the sun sets is hard to imagine! Today held other plans for me though….
At 6pm I packed up my camera equipment and decided to go for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean before getting ready for dinner. The warm cast of a cloudy sunset sky and the whole beach to myself was too good an opportunity to miss! As I waded in the water with my waterproof snapshot camera tucked in my board shorts I heard the familiar cries of “snap me, snap me!”. It quickly became apparent I was not alone on the beach! Four young boys came running up to me and invited me to play ‘Sand Throw’ with them. Sand Throw it seems is a game with only two rules; it is firstly important to lob wet sand at your peers as fast as possible and secondly where possible make as much mess as you can. I ended up joining in, quickly found myself coated with sand, and had a throughly good time! We do not have sand fights enough as adults! So today I share with you some moments from our sand fight taken on my snapshot waterproof camera which did a stirling job resisting the sand and has survived to snap another day: