Sunset Cruise on Dhow

Trip Start Nov 03, 2011
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Trip End Dec 10, 2011


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Where I stayed
Sunset Beach Hotel

Flag of Tanzania  , Zanzibar Archipelago,
Monday, November 28, 2011


Up by 7 am, Juliet went for a morning swim while I organized my batteries.  We had a discussion about our conversation styles but no further understanding.  I think I will go for a morning dip since I want to stay out of the sun as much as possible today.  I got some sunburn on the tops of my legs and shoulder blades.

I went for a short swim before breakfast and then a walk after breakfast.  Then I tried to rest but it got boring.  I then tried to get some internet.  I loaded some photos onto the netbook but the screen was hard to view so I gave up and checked out the internet next door.  Both computers were in use so I hung out with Fiona, Juliet and Mel until around 2 pm.  We went for lunch but they were out of chili crab that I had decided I wanted.  It was hard to settle for chili prawn pizza.  It wasn't that good.  Maybe traveling is wearing on me...I sound restless and whiny.

All of a sudden it was 4:40 and we went to the sunset booze cruise on the dhow.  There were quite a few crew members on board:  one played a drum and sang the Jambo song.  Others put up the sail and sailed and others opened bottles of beer, soda and the local gin for G&Ts.

After we went  north along the coast and saw the bigger, fancier resort hotels, we came back down, saw the sunset & "God's Hands."   I think that was special rays or streaks in the sky.  I don't think I have a photo that shows it.  People started jumping off the roof of the dhow and splashing in the water.  Juliet jumped quite a few times but they wouldn't let her dive.  Maybe it was too shallow where we were??  Fiona and I watched.  Unfortunately, I ran out of battery power on my Fuji before the sunset but Fi promised me some of her and Mel's shots.

On the walk back to the hotel, we got a little lost.  Around 10 pm Juliet went to the restaurant, but by then I really didn't feel like going out.
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