Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bata and Diversions

I have been meaning to get these pictures up for a while but its just so hard to get things done here. For the first time in a while I can say that we have both electricity and water so life is good right now. So here we are:

Here is some West/Central African white sand. This section of beach also serves as a highway when the tide is out. It was very clean surprisingly. Looking down this beach is the furthest south I have ever traveled or seen with my own eyes. 1 degree N latitude.
Downtown Bata has a very nice waterfront promenade, and a few public places with fountains and whatnot. Much cleaner and more inviting than Malabo, with a lot less people.

For a moment one would almost think they were in a developed country.
Eh, why not? I love pigeons for some reason, especially when they coo. We caught one in a mist net whilst in Moka- they are very soft. Also, last May I spent the better part of a day watching/feeding pigeons while waiting for a ferry in Corsica. They hold a special place in my heart.

And for those willing to indulge, I have a special treat:

In other news, things are going well in Malabo. We had a really good rain tonight, which prompted me to go outside and run around in the street. I was joined by a few Africans, which I thought was pretty interesting since they must get really tired of rain during the wet season. Nonetheless, I had a great time bailing water from our front porch to prevent our living room from flooding. I love rain, and especially cold, hard rain during the night. I live for things like that.

Sometimes its hard not to feel invincible.

I couldn't help myself, I really like this picture of the bros balling at the Colegio in Luba.

1 comment:

jesse said...

those pictures are look eerily similar to south florida. good work mooching off hess.