|I walked down to the public pier to watch the boats come in. The people were drumming and singing, and they had palm |
leaves, sugarcane, cassava and plantain.
|Three times the lead boat lands and ceremonially asks the "Governor" for permission to go ashore.|
|Twice, the people are sent away without permission.|
|The third time the people are given permission, so they go out to collect the other boats.|
|Nowadays, the people travel in motorized skiffs, but back in the day they would have been in dory boats (like dugout canoes).|
|Everyone disembarks from the boats, drumming, singing, and dancing, and they make their way to the church for a service. I |
started following the procession, but I ran into friends along the way and decided to have breakfast with them instead.
|We had a relaxing day, then decided to take a walk in the late afternoon. As we were leaving our house we happened upon a |
parade through the village.
|We followed the parade north for a bit.|
|We stopped off at the public pier because the sky and sea were very pretty. The decorations were still up from the morning |
Yuruwei festivities, and the colors in the distance were pale and beautiful.
|We walked north a little bit and caught the parade again as they were headed south, after having already walked to and from |
the north end of the village.
|We followed the parade south before deciding on a place for dinner.|
|There was a beautiful sunset over the savannah and mountains, but all of our pictures of it turned out blurry, unfortunately.|
|You kind of get the idea how pretty it was, right?|