Senga Bay, Malawi

Trip Start Jul 25, 2008
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Trip End Aug 26, 2008


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Monday, August 11, 2008

As Lindsay said this morning "Its now been ten days so anyone could get malaria now"!

I am in my tent, I can't get out yet as the baboons are outside! Dave walked me up with the catapult and I am waiting for him to come back for me - I wouldn't have worried but after yesterdays attack on Ryan, I'm not so sure - some of them are flipping big!

I suppose it must be about 5 o'clock now and we have had a fabulously relaxing day. I am now sat outside on my veranda (maybe veranda makes it sound too posh!), but the view will never be too posh - I can see over Lake Malawi and hear the waves crashing on the rocks and beach below. I can see the local fishermen bringing their catches home and just around the corner is another beach where they are landing. It is a truly idyllic spot and I could easily spend a few more days like today. We spent the morning sorting out bags, trailer etc and I spent a couple of hours with the youngsters at the swimming pool. We had another fantastic lunch, which was some more of our kuta, but today we got the chef to cook it for us. Mike said he wanted to know all about the fish as he had never seen one - he is just used to freshwater fish - so Mike showed him the photo too. He cooked it with onions and garlic and produced a salad and chips too. We sat on the lower platform looking over the lake - what a fantastic spot it was!

After lunch some of went to the local market. This wasn't too much hassle as when we said we didn't want to buy, that was fine, as long as we visited every shop! There were lots of wood things for sale and I bought three lovely paintings although I have no idea where they will go! We were supposed to go to Lizard Island today, but the wind didn't drop and the waves were pretty big - Chris was right - you could surf here!

Sat in this perfect spot I can reflect upon the trip so far. It has been a huge mixture of experiences and Dave thinks we are now on part 6 of the trip:
1) Jo'burg
2) Kruger
3) Bush camping/overland
4) Beach - Inhassoro
5) Bush camping/overland
6) Lake Malawi

.......................... to be continued ........................
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