JAN '08 in Africa again

Jan 16, 2008

Sao Tome & Principe

On assignment in Africa - January, the rainy season in São Tomé, but plenty of sunshine for a brief excursion with a couple of staffers and some photos.

I stopped by Almas Elementary to drop off some things; I took just the one picture included in the slide show (right).  I'm trying to be non-intrusive at the school; they've got work to do and don't need interruptions in the course of the school day. 

The real opportunities to meet the children came later.

Video, right, will give you an idea of the jungle.  The tree is a type of oak, I'm told.  The fellow in the video is Wilke, a Coast Guardsman and SAR boat handler.  He's about 6'1" and 200 pounds, just so you can get an idea of the tree size.