A Chance for a Little Rest and Relaxation!

The end of February, the mission team planned a little time away in Vilanculos. Vilanculos is a beautiful spot right on the Indian Ocean with warm blue water and white sandy beaches. The perfect place to spend some time together as a team and be refreshed. Andy, Joao, Jenn and I made the 6 hours drive down. Dwight and Lynn flew down and met us there…then on the way back we switched. It was much nicer to fly the 1.5 hours, but fun to get to experience both! On one of the days we did a full day boat trip and got to visit a few different islands. We also went snorkelling for two and a half hours on 2-Mile Reef. It was my first time snorkelling and aside from drinking what felt like about 5 liters of sea water…I absolutely LOVED it. There’s a whole other beautiful world under all that water! The trip wasn’t nearly long enough…but I’m so thankful for the time we were able to spend. Being at the ocean, walking on the beach, just exploring and finding treasures are things that restore my soul!

Here’s a few pictures so you have a little taste of what it was like:

Archipelago Lodge where we stayed

Archipelago Lodge where we stayed

Beach at our lodge from up at the restaurant

Beach at our lodge from up at the restaurant

Our beach

Our beach

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Sunrise - I could wake up to this every day!

Sunrise – I could wake up to this every day!

A stop at Pansy Island on our boat trip day

A stop at Pansy Island on our boat trip day

Many great treasures waiting to be found!

Many great treasures waiting to be found!

Hands filled with treasures...cooling off. The sand was burning hot on my bare feet!

Hands filled with treasures…cooling off. The sand was burning hot on my bare feet!

Beautiful views

Beautiful views

Lunch and a little rest in the shade. It was a blazing hot day...

Lunch and a little rest in the shade. It was a blazing hot day…

You can't go far without seeing some dancing...

You can’t go far without seeing some dancing…

The three ladies - Jenn, Lynn and I checking out early from the hike up the sand dune. We were too hot and the water looked so inviting...

The three ladies – Jenn, Lynn and I checking out early from the hike up the sand dune. We were too hot and the water looked so inviting…

A cooler, rainy day

A cooler, rainy day

Joao & I all ready for the flight back to the mission

Joao & I all ready for the flight back to the mission

See you next time Vilanculos! I'll definitely be back!!

See you next time Vilanculos! I’ll definitely be back!!


I brought the "beach" back to the bush with me!

I brought the “beach” back to the bush with me!

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  1. Patti /

    What a gorgeous place!

    1. Janette / Post Author

      It sure is, Patti! Pictures don’t even begin to do it justice…

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