Life’s a Beach

Howdy all!

Today was another fantastic day here in the beautiful countryside of Mozambique. We woke up this morning in our beautiful location next to the beach and enjoyed a breakfast of the fresh local bread that the people here bake in wood ovens before the sun even rises. Smothered in peanut butter and bananas, it’s a breakfast for [our] champions!

We walked out to the school just in time to have some fun with the kids before they started school. After the kids (and the volunteers) settled down, we got going with a few new projects, which included re-weathering the house for the teachers and replacing some of the walls for the older classrooms. We also kept on with our work on some of the other projects we’ve been working hard on, like the septic tank that is, after today, now over 2 metres deep!

Getting the cement shipment in to start working on the toilets!

Getting the cement shipment in to start working on the toilets!

The Teacher's house before the new weathering coat!

The Teachers’ house before the new weathering coat.

Tearing down the old walls of the classroom!

Tearing down the old walls of the classroom with a kick!

Lexi is a workhorse carrying all those reeds!

Lexi is a workhorse carrying all those reeds!

Danger girls.

Danger girls, Jess, Niki, Narelle and Steph ready to dig!

At lunch we had our food crew of the day, Rachel, Allie and Amy, go grab some bread from the market to make some lunch for everyone. After taking everyone lunch and a good break of sunbathing (and even a few naps!) we headed back into work with wrapping up the classroom and teachers’ rooms.

Grade A painter.

Grade A painter.

Weathering with style! Painting with a purpose.

Weathering with style! Painting with a purpose.

Getting up some of the new reeds to close the gaps.

Getting up some of the new reeds to close the gaps.

Narelle, Bernie, Lexi and Niki all working hard to get the walls built!

Narelle, Bernie, Lexi and Niki all working hard to get the walls built!

After some more play with the kiddos and some more work with the teachers’ rooms and toilets, we headed back to our accommodation for some showers and beach time. We were graced with some delicious Portuguese peri-peri chicken and chips!

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Hannah thinks that she is a ninja. She's not...sadly. That'd be cool.

Hannah thinks that she is a ninja. She’s not…sadly. That’d be cool.

Ebony and Anna are FINALLY(!!!) doing some work! :)

Ebony and Anna are FINALLY(!!!) doing some work! 🙂

Getting to work on the stairs of the toilets!

Getting to work on the stairs of the toilets!

Walking through the markets with a bundle of wood, Bernie looks like a pro.

Walking through the markets with a bundle of wood, Bernie looks like a pro.

Now we’re all wrapping up the night with card games and stories as we watch for falling stars. All is well!

Peri-peri sauce. Our mouths were on fire. Cai and I love it.

Peri-peri sauce. Our mouths were on fire. Cai and I love it.

Until next time!

-Casey

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