Although my husband is working extremely hard, we have found Sundays to be a wonderful beach day for us.  In PoG, there are two beaches to visit.  The closest (and nicest if you ask me) is Sogara.  This beach is located on the eastern side of Gabon’s peninsula, providing very calm waters and virtually no wind.  Reminiscent of the Caribbean, this beach is absolutely made for the expat wives.  It features a beach front restaurant and bar with lounge chairs and tables in the sand.  The view is picturesque (homepage picture!) and the calm waters are perfect for floating in.  The second beach, which faces in to the Atlantic Ocean, is Cape Lopez.    It is a little further drive for us but offers wide open spaces and better waves to play in.

Last Sunday (my husband’s first day off since we have been here…5 weeks!) we decided to go to Cape Lopez with some friends.  We started with lunch at a BBQ joint by the beach.

.Enjoying lunch with a view!-Enjoying lunch with a view!

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Our view from the table
The best part about this spot? Jersey was able to come too!
The best part about this spot? Jersey was able to come too!

From lunch, we took a quick drive down the beach to meet up with our friends.

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Jersey couldn't care less about the waves coming for her... keeping her eye on the prize, her Frisbee!
Jersey couldn’t care less about the waves coming for her… keeping her eye on the prize, her Frisbee!

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Castel, the local beer
Castel, the local beer
If you look very very close you will see a black smudge... that smudge is a whale!
If you look very very close you will see a black smudge… that smudge is a whale!
Ending the day with a beautiful African sunset
Ending the day with a beautiful African sunset

Although PoG lacks a lot of activities we are used to in the United states (like ummm shopping!?) we are surrounded by natural beauty and have a completely new kind of playground to enjoy!