A while back we acquired an old ngalawa (small fishing boat). J was helping a friend out who could no longer use it because shall we say…she was a bit UN-sea worthy. It was delivered to our house and became a playground of sorts for any watoto in the vicinity. We had big plans for the thing but months went by before J was able to carve out some time to work on it.
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no worries…it did not feel neglected!
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The work went in stages due to lack of tools, time, and frankly the heat!
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which turned out to be just fine with some children who rather enjoyed the little boat in our yard.
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Iga..ufe…the name of our boat…in Kiswahili….Imitate this…you die (she was built a bit too narrow apparently)
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my husband rocks!! And after much hard work….
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Pretty sweet right?
Of course we are now even more crazy in our Wazungu-ness then before since news of our boat shelves has traveled far and wide! But I love ’em!
  1. Anonymous says:

    wow.. those are awesome!! good work, jas!

  2. Anonymous says:

    LOVE This!!! It's my dream to repurpose sort of nutty things into awesome nuttier things šŸ™‚ These are beautiful. Great job, J! Not only is he the Bomb Tumbler, but he's the Bomb Shelf Maker!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great work J – hope to see them soon…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Really cool. Great job, J! Much nearer than my store bought boat shelf at the lake house.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Those are awesome!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow – these are very, very cool! Way to go, Jason!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    those are awesome!