The raft race was a ton of fun. They had welded together old oil barrels, and we rowed like mad. This is one of the things I love about our camp--there is a big fitness group here and lots of events are organized.
Since this is a company-owned beach, the rule is that women can wear swimsuits, as long as they are one-piece. Well, walking around in a one piece with shorts on was horribly uncomfortable for me. Since Saudi women are required to wear the abaya at all times, most young men never actually see a woman in real life. The only way I could feel like I wasn't totally exposed was with a t-shirt and shorts on. Even with that, the teenagers were trying to find ways to get photos of us. Quite comical that 15 year olds were scamming photos of 40-something women in t-shirts and shorts.
This will be the first of many beach days, we hope!