What can one do when one is living beachside on a small tropical island? Swim, swim, swim and swim! Well, asides from the snorkelling; collecting and studying the amazing coral;
And marine life;
And aside from playing football on the beach; and learning about the life cycle of turtles; and running around with kids, and learning to speak Bahasa Indonesia; and getting our heads around exchange rates that are 1:9500… there’s always
sandcastles EPIC SANDCASTLES!
The kids got hard to work constructing the most elaborate architecture
They devised ways of building bridges, and using driftwood and coral to reinforce construction
Moats, tunnels, waterways, drainage systems… And the inevitable race against the tide
(yeah, some of the “big kids” got in on the fun from time to time ;) )
I’m just continually impressed by the ingenuity of kids working in groups – it’s incredible to see how they solve problems and learn together.