Second day of the course is brilliant. Occasional power cuts while Hotel Mariam turns their generator off for refueling (without this there would only be electricity at night). We tackle some important issues, lots of expertise is shared and also we laugh a lot. Alfred persuades me to go for a walk after dinner – I am not encouraged by the fact that he fell into a big hole at the side of the road in the pitch-blackness last night – but I go anyway. I bring my torch. We walk to a beach bar, the wind blowing gently in from the ocean feels fresh and the sand feels nice to walk through (ok I can’t feel it on my toes as am wearing heavy duty Timberland boots but nice all the same). We have some drinks (I worry I am getting addicted to Diet Coke) and walk back. Arrived safely at hotel, Alfred has avoided the hole this time. I am delighted we went.