So yesterday I went on this ocean safari yes, going to look at dolphins and stuff. And guys I have to confess I fulfilled every stereotype of behaviour that we’ve seen on DPs. Because everyone shows up in bikinis and slippers, and Arit shows up in ankara pants, toting her tab. But at least the pants were blue. And I already knew I wouldn’t be snorkelling – I had no swimsuit plus I have refused to learn to swim properly. I had one plan – sit in the boat, take pictures, enjoy the breeze, look at the sea and just enjoy. And well, I carried it out. We went off on a long drive from the resort to the beach. It was interesting seeing Zanzibar. Didn’t take a lot of pictures though.
Then after about half an hour, we turned unto this lane
A bit more driving and we arrived at the beach
It was low tide and I had a sinking feeling when I realised we would have to walk all the way out to those boats. The beach was full of eager people waiting to head out and go. And then our guide for the day showed up
Pretty chilled out dude. He pointed out our boat and we headed out into the water. I have no pictures because I was too busy trying to avoid stepping on sea urchins and clutching the knapsack of the guy in front of me to keep from drowning. The water got to my waist.
Safely on the boat, we set off
We finally got to this place in the middle of the sea. Most people donned flippers and masks to go snorkelling, I arranged my feet under me and enjoyed the scenery
I was about to join all the other tourists to squeal about eating the soft coconut flesh till I remembered I’d eaten this stuff in my village before. So I respected myself and ate quietly
These guys sang so enthusiastically, and then they got into a rendition of Flavour’s Ash…song. I have it recorded. I tell you Flavour never hesperred this remix to his song. After lunch – seafood and island fruit, we got back into the boat and headed off to this haunting place surrounded by mangrove and coral
Some people wey no dey tire got out to swim, I, as was to be expected, chilled in the boat. Heading back in, we made our way back to shore by sail and guys, it was lovely. My inner Oron girl came to the fore and I couldn’t help enjoying the sway of the waves as it lifted our boat and carried it to its destination. Half an hour of eating pineapples, laughing and just feeling blessed. Sadly my battery had died by this time so no more pictures. Also evidence of my inner Oron girl, I didn’t need time to get my land legs back. I got off the boat and walked like I hadn’t been on water all day. Didn’t think it was weird until another lady who’d done the tour told me that it took her hours for her feet to settle.
Anyway, I’m off for another tour tomorrow. I’ll make sure my camera is fully charged. Ciao or like they say here, Ahsante sana