Sipopo, Bioko Norte, Equatorial Guinea, Africa

Saturday, 16 Oct… Time to swim in the ocean.  I mean man, I am living and working on an island.  A swim in the ocean is free (well almost… need to get there first, driving today).  So, 2 friends and I pack our masks, fins and snorkels and headed to Sipopo, about 40 min drive from downtown Malabo.  Sipopo will soon have a 5 Star Hotel, Conference Center and much more.  So before access is restricted or costs a parking fee we decided to explore now!  We swam out to a small island about 300 meters off the coast and explored the lava-rock formations.  There were thousands of beautiful fish, of all shapes and sizes!  We ran into 2 fishermen is dug-out canoes, with nothing more than fishing line and hooks.  Who needs 100 dollar fishing poles?  At least not these two guys.  After a strong dose of sunshine and a few mouthfulls of sea water we decided to call it a day.

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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog. -WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.