July 30, 1987

7/30/87 Matindoni

tenting in Matindoni

Yesterday we said a sad farewell to Lamu and headed to Matindoni, the home of our dhow crews. Matindoni looked more like the poorer parts of Lamu but the people were very friendly.

Matindoni is the home of our dhow crews.

We are staying at Baba Chakula (father food) farm. His real name is Bousi. After settling in, we had a soccer game with the local boys. The field was nothing like I had ever played on, what with no less than seven coconut trees growing scattered about. Our team was helped a lot by the crew, but we didn’t have a bad team at all. We got the first goal and they got a penalty kick in the second half.