I'm very well aware that some of you that are experiencing winter right now might be a bit jealous of all this sun, sand and water. But yes, this is December on the equator. While it makes it a little hard to believe that it's actually Christmas time...I still love it... :)
The water was so nice because it was shallow for a long distance off shore.
One of quite a few sand castles built:
But this one was extra cool, because the King and Queen had real fish on the table in the Great Hall:
Hilariously true story...William saw a fishing boat passing with two younger boys in it. He went right up to them and started showing them his little silver fish that he had caught.
He then asked to see the fish that the boys had caught. They held up some nice big Tilapia. William then proceeded to ask them to trade fish. A little minnow for a Tilapia. So they did! William came back to shore with a nice huge fish. I have no idea what those boys thought of the little Mzungu boy giving them a minnow in exchange for a huge fish. haha! We fried it up that night and of course, William insisted on eating the head himself...
At night we loved to watch lights on the water. They set up floating lanterns which attract the bugs. The bugs in turn attract the fish. When it was really dark, it almost looked like we looking down on a city. This picture is my attempt to capture it in a 25 second exposure with the camera on a plastic chair...haha...but I was happy that some of the stars turned up in the picture, since they were so brilliant that night.