The second picture is what we can see directly out of the window -the row of blue containers that the port are very speedily putting into position . They are making a container wall around us, these containers were put here within minutes of us arriving and there are more out of sight further down the dock. Already the top picture looks a bit different as they have moved the concrete hoppers and continued the container wall past where the bus is on the left side of the picture up the dock the other way too.
Beauty is not everything and at least there should be space to play on the dock this year without fear of being run over which is a big plus for us. And having a slightly private area might mean we see less people spending a penny outside our window than in Benin!