Kiko on the beach

09 March 2011

The season is drawing to a close in Mahale and it's that time of the year to start thinking about what needs to be fixed when the camp is closed during April and May. Our big dhow boats have to come out of the water so that any damaged or old planks can be replaced and new cotton (soaked in palm oil) hammered between the wood to keep the boats sealed and water proof. Today it took 21 men and Kiri four hours to push Kiko up the beach using big poles. Very handy having the refreshing waters of Lake Tanganyika to cool off in.

Most of the guys were in their underwear and too shy for me to take their photo.

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