Monday, August 20, 2007

The Swanollys tour Cameroon

A good school year finished in style with a visit from the Connolly family - an adventuresome and fun-loving group who really got out and about.

The Swanolly kids in turtle gear

Boy paradise

The older boys enjoyed their time together, finding lots of interesting creatures like this baseball sized snail and racing tortoises

A day at the Mall

We squeezed in plenty of shopping at the local shops, like this one which produces bags, shoes and more from rafia - a local reed plant

Travelling in Style

An excellent trip to Limbe on the coast included a somewhat nerve-wracking boat tour in a spacious but poorly equipped fishing boat. Our tour guides however were quite chivalrous

Bush Medicine
Demand for the services of Dr. Bwelle and his new assistant Jim Connolly was high as usual - with villagers walking dozens of miles to get a free medical consultation, drugs, or even surgery.

Crater Lake - Northwest Province

Our second road trip took us north to the handicraft center of Foumban. We finished off the visit by nearly gutting our vehicle on a road that was easily passable a year ago. This time we walked the last mile - and climbed the steps to the rim of a small lake blasted into existence by a meteor.