Steady rain throughout the Easter Weekend,challenged those of us spoilt by the amazing autumn weather that we have been having this year.
However when one lives amid the poverty of an informal settlement like many of the kids of The Unstressed Surf School this level of rain can result in general unpleasantness, disorder and chaos.
But then yesterday, the last saturday of the Easter holidays, broke out balmy and bright –
a perfect autumn morning on Chintsa Beach.
Ready for a bit of sunshine and with still wind and small waves the conditions were just right for a boat ride and perhaps a dolphin sighting or two.
THis isn’t the first time that the kids have been taken out on the boat and they are starting to become familiar with the wrap as their exposure to the sea and its vessels expands.
While teams of three went for a cruise,
others took to the surf,
rounding off the morning,
with a spat of beach touch rudgy in true South African style.
As Mike of AHJ, Surf School project co-ordinator and leader said to me this morning while reflecting on yesterday’s session – ‘It was a rich day for kids’. And indeed it was. It is good to be reminded that wealth comes in many disguises.
Celebrating Wealth – Easter Holidays in Chintsa April 2013