Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21: Goodbye to Maryanne

Hi, this is Rick Heney from Kamloops filling in for our good friend Maryanne who had to return to the real world and her job in Canada a week earlier than the remainder of our DWC group. Maryanne, we wish you a safe and quick return home and I will do my best to continue the blog reports to the standards you have set. Even though I will not come close to matching you I will try.

We woke this morning on the shore of Lake Kivu in north west Rwanda which is close to the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The border between the two countries runs through the lake. It is a beautiful setting with rolling hills and cultivated fields as far as the eye can see along the shore of the lake. We were all able to breakfast with Maryanne and say our goodbyes before she left for the airport at 8:30 that morning. (At around 1:00 we received a text that she had arrived at the airport in time for her 3:00 flight.

The rest of us spent the time soaking in the sun or going for walks or boat rides. A few were even brave enough to try their hands at paddling a kind of dug out canoe over to the island that was about 800 meters offshore in front of the hotel.

Rick Henery
DWC Volunteer Participant
Rwanda, October 2013

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