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Archive for December, 2011

Outpost Spouses Christmas Luncheon

December 21, 2011 6:16 am

December 5th, 2011

While the men are away (i.e. working) the women will play!

The penthouse flat we borrowed for the luncheon.

 

Organizing committee

 

A feast of Indian delicacies!

 

Favors for all - a native head tie

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Big John’s Beach

December 15, 2011 1:21 pm

November 27, 2011

Going to the beach is always an adventure.  Today we accompanied some friends to their company provided beachhouse down the intercoastal waterway past our beachouse another 15 minutes by boat and probably an hour or more by foot.  The beach is everchanging and in this area the village surrounds the beachouse.  The beach front is very narrow and steep as if always walking witha limp.  This beach house did have a fresh water pool with a sitting ledge along one side. The gazebo was right up at the beach edge which meant for a fabulous breeze.  Despite never having been here before our favorite beach vendors found us!

Pool & GazeboVillage child so proud that she has a bathng suit, however she does not swim.

 

Headed out to drop the net

Newly caught fish

 

All the village assists in the fishing.Headed home

 

 

Nigerian Conservation Foundation

1:10 pm

November 26, 2011

This weekend Rocky & I went on an early hike to see the wildlife at the Lekki Conservation Centre.  The Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) is one of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) foremost conservation project sites. It is located on the Lekki Peninsula and covers a land area of 78 hectare. The oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited has been LCC’s sole benefactor from inception till date. The LCC Complex foundation pillar & plaque was unveiled on 18 February 1989 by the President of World Wildlife Foundation, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The LCC was solely established to serve as a conservation icon of Nigeria’s southwest coastal mangrove resources and an information centre for environmental education. Over 1.5m tourists of more than 100 nations have visited the sited LCC since inception. The land is divided into two sections: LCC Complex and the nature reserve. The nature reserve traverses a mosaic of vegetation types, namely: secondary forest, swamp forest and Savanna grassland A trail boardwalk was constructed in 1992 to the enrich tourists/visitors view of the vast resources of the nature reserve which is encapsulated on a mangrove terrain. The trail stretches a length of 2 Km. some of the side attractions along the trail are swamp outlook, bird hide, rest stops and the tree house. The tree house is one of the most fascinating features one can ever come across in an ecotourism zone. The tree house, stylishly seated on a stout dawadawa tree rises above 25m. A well protected ladder is ruggedly mounted behind the tree to enable nature enthusiasts reach to tree house to savor the panoramic view of the tree canopy.

 

We saw hundres of butterflies!

 

Ladder to the treetops!

 

"I'm shy!"

 

Monkey

 

and more Monkeys!