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:
beautiful beach, beautiful boys, beautiful shots.
Lovely, we should have more fun like kids do.
Indeed we should! Never quite sure why we become so dull as adults!
Interesting Post. Sand fights is a new concept for me, but similar to the idea of using pillows, squirt guns, water balloons, and snowballs. All good fun!