Trip Start May 20, 2010
195Trip End Sep 05, 2011
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Day : 223
Temperature : 30 degrees
Weather : Sunny at last
I can't quite believe it’s Christmas in a couple of days. It doesn’t feel remotely Christmassy…no lights or decorations anywhere. Well, the owner of our guest house put a little row of lights up yesterday, but that’s it. Plus, it’s 30 degrees…so I guess that makes a difference!
We’ve had a great couple of days. The snorkelling on the island has been great. The coral isn’t so good, but there are fish, big fish
Yesterday was Fi’s birthday. We had stayed up the previous night chatting away until the early hours of the morning, so we had the chance to wish Fi happy birthday at midnight that previous night as well as in the morning. Thanks to Fi’s extensive travel experience we have now devised a fabulous South America itinerary!! All the best bits of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil….including Antarctica and the Galapagos!! Awesome! Seriously, the next few months are going to be a serious landscape, cultural and wildlife fest!! I am sooo excited about this.
Anyway, yesterday we all went snorkelling and lay on the beach for most of the day, and then in the evening we ventured out to a great little restaurant. It was pouring with rain as the three of us huddled once again on the bike. We have discovered that it is illegal here to have 3 on a bike, and this seems to provide the locals with much amusement. Unfortunately, the restaurant was near a police station and so Kev had to do two runs taking firstly Fi and then myself. By the time we arrived at the restaurant Kev was looking like a wet rat, his clothes completely saturated. What a scene! The wine and the conversation flowed, the music band was great, the food was delicious, the silliness was extreme, and from what I can remember we spent much of the evening laughing.
A fab day!