|Just another "bad hair" day! This is the last place we four|
WARC 2014 gals will all be together for at least a year.
Sherry with three UK gals: Pat, Susie and Joyce
|Stuart and John have been good traveling companions for us.|
We have gleaned much knowledge from their experiences.
Once we had all gathered, the children sang for us. I must say, the faces of these beautiful children will always be imbedded in my memory as will the sounds of their voices. They are so sweet! It was a steady drizzle of rain and the wind was cool, but they just kept singing with all of their hearts. It was a special moment.
Following the singing by the children, the gifts from the villagers were brought out and piled on the lawn. Then the gifts from the WARC boats were brought out as well. It was quite an impressive pile of things!
|The village women made these neck pieces and hats for all.|
We received two handmade baskets filled with fruits and vegetables – most of which I had no idea how to cook! I felt like we should be giving this food to them. Maybe the WARC paid to have it brought in, but even so, these people need it more than we do.
|The school children sang a number of songs - in the rain!|
The village divided the gifts up by tribes, with the chiefs then subdividing it so everyone gets something. This World ARC tradition has been going on for a number of years and it is quite a moving experience. I am glad we sailed here to participate in it as it will be a lasting memory.