Christmas at Vilanculos
Trip Start Oct 02, 2006
78Trip End May 10, 2007
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Vilanculos is HOT! We set upour tents and did the oligatory dash into the sea to cool off. Unfortunately the sea was so warm it didnt really do the trick. Within 5 minutes of being in the sea I had been stung in a delicate place by a jellyfish!
Woke up on Christmas Day in the tent at about 6am and it was already at least 30 degrees in there. Simon had organised another SCUBA trip and the Dutch and I went into town to find a nice place to eat our Christmas Dinner
We wrapped all our pressies in toilet paper and put them in a bin bag and played our Xmas Present lottery game. I ended up wth an ankle bracelet that I had bought. Simon got a photo album, a necklace made of shells which stank of the dead animals that once inhabited them, and a coconut.
After our dinner and pressies we went to a local bar for local people. Most of the Xmas pressies we'd just been given ended up in the hands of the local kids as did our camera (almost). Simon was very badly pick pocketed on the way back to the campsite. Thankfully he heard, saw and felt the guy trying to rob him!
We spent Boxing Day on a boat - no one was seasick. It took us to a desert island - basically a sand dune in the sea with no trees or shade - then on to "2 mile reef" where we went snorkelling for an hour with all the colourful fish under the sun. Amazing but everybody was sunburnt from swimming woth their bums in the air in crystal clear water for an hour. Ouch! We actually rememered the camera this time and used a whole film a few minutes!
That night while eating steak and chips cooked by Melvyn, we noticed that the campsite's security guard was armed. Not with a gun or a baton like in SA but with a bow and arrow!!!