Thursday, May 29, 2008

California Dreamin'

We went to the beach!  It reminded us of the movie "Castaway," the film where Tom Hanks is stranded on a deserted island with his friend Wilson, the soccer ball.  We could look both ways down this long, long stretch of perfect white sand, and there was not another soul to be seen!  Coming from California where we trip over people everywhere, even at the beaches (have you ever tried to reserve a campsite for Sunset Beach?), it was a rather impressive sight.

Unfortunately, there seems to be a great need for sand in Liberia.  Because of the increase of construction, large dump truck loads of sand are daily being hauled off the beach.  They have obviously not submitted an environmental impact study for this work.  They are carving out huge holes in the beach.  Not sure that is a good thing, but on the plus side, it is providing jobs for several men, as the large trucks are filled by hand.

As you look at our picture taken on the beach, you will be interested to know that "home" (California, of course) is only 7,000 miles behind us.