Near where we "make camp", so to speak, there's a boat washed up on the beach. It's pretty awesome. Apparently it showed up there this past September and it has been rusted and striped for parts since then. The likely story is that it was being used for something illegal so once the authorities were onto them, they ditched the boat (apparently this is not completely uncommon). So, since Sophia likes to go to the beach and look for pirate ships, this boat - in a way - could fit the description. Unfortunately, there are real pirates in this area, and there's nothing lighthearted about it. In fact, a neighbor told us that just a few weeks ago, one of the Chevron oil rigs here noticed an unidentified boat on their radar, so they lost a day of production by sealing up their oil wells and....a lot of other technical things I probably wouldn't tell correctly. Basically, it costs the company money to not produce any oil for a day, but it's worth it to be safe in case that boat turned out to be pirates.
So far, this is my favorite picture to say: "hey! We live in Nigeria!"
Sophia is trying to make a hole for the crabs to go into...
Sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean. No matter where you are in the world, there's something really pretty and peaceful about a sunset at the beach.
More crab searching
Suya - a Nigerian classic. In this case, it was cooked on a beach and served on a newspaper. Classy. It is super spicy, reminded me of softer beef jerky, and was totally mystery meat (we suspect goat...).
Suya was followed by a bonfire and smores right on the beach. Sophia especially loved it!