After a lazy morning including our Saturday morning breakfast tradition at Stephen Center, we decided to go on a beach-finding adventure. The Adriatic Sea is only 30 minutes away, but it is also very polluted at that point (Durres), so we decided to keep on driving … We were determined to find something clean and fresh and off the beaten path. About 20 more minutes down the road, we saw a sign for “General’s beach (plaxh)”. Phil remembered someone telling him it was nice down there, so we turned and this is what we found… The road turned into a dirt. The hills turned into cliffs. And the sea emerged from the corn fields. It was stunning! To top it off, once we found the beach we were greeted by some real tides and waves, which is rare here. We went swimming and read our books and took a few walks along the beach before heading home and picking up some hitch hikers along the way (a couple extremely exhausted ladies and an old man…poor things were walking in 100 F weather.)
We are still constantly amazed at the beauty in Albania – we love exploring it. This land has truly been blessed by God. Please pray that God would be glorified here – amidst His beautiful creation. Pray that Phil and I would be completely surrendered to Him as we serve in this beautiful country. Thanks – we love you – we miss you – come visit us!