We took a brief vacation to the beach between Christmas and New Year’s Day. It was our first time outside the city limits to explore a bit of this amazing country where we live.
The rainforest was beautiful and immense. And, it went right up to the coastline. God answered our prayers and we had a super smooth trip. We were surprised by the humidity difference and really appreciate the elevation that we live at in Yaoundé. Some other surprises included the power of the tide and the warmth of the ocean water, which Eila described as bathwater. We only lost a few toys (and no glasses!) to the current.
While we spent most of the time in the water, we also played some games, read books and did a few puzzles. We did a little touristy excursion as well and visited one of only three fresh water waterfalls in the world to fall directly into the ocean. It was a gorgeous place and we were able to walk in the falls a little, but it was super slippery and some of us did a little swimming accidentally as well. Fortunately, no one was swept away.
We all enjoyed seeing a wide variety of sea life thanks to the hard-working fishermen. Thad was very sad to see a crab stuck in a net, but he did not seem to mind too much when we ate lots shrimp and fish for dinner each night.