I have greatly enjoyed living by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean throughout my time in Sierra Leone. I’ve spent many an hour sitting on my porch watching the waters of the bay ebb and flow; tracking the birds there, and observing the fishermen at work. All along the coast, and along the many inland waterways, fishing is a way of life, and fish of all kinds are a staple of the Sierra Leone diet.
Life along the waterways is full of color and character. Folk wisdom and expressions of faith abound. As always, words and pictures offer only a glimpse, but here are some of my favorite photos from life by the water.