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Jun 18, 2009 - Snorkelling

Got up early and went snorkelling with "One Ocean" who are based at Blue Bay hotel just down the road. We waded out to a little boat which then took us to a bigger boat. Luckily we'd taken travel sickness pills as it was a very bumpy half hour to the snorkel site and your back gets a bit of a hammering too bumping against the side. When we got there we dropped off two groups of divers then went somewhere we could snorkel. The water was very clear, and there were lots of pretty fish to look at and it was going nicely, but then it got rather...

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Jun 17, 2009 - A day in Stone Town

After breakfast we walked up the drive to catch the dala dala (local bus) to town. We hadn't been there long when it started chucking it down and we were getting really wet. We sheltered under the hotel sign which has a little roof over it, and quite soon, but just long enough for my back to be completely soaked the dala dala turned up. It's like a little van - the top is covered but it's open at the back and inside there are benches along three edges. The roof is decorated inside with a tile-like pattern. On top there are bars around the...

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Jun 16, 2009 - Lazy day

Woke up to lots of rain - and it won't go away! No further sign of the bat as yet. We do, however, have a hole in the roof of the laundry room and a small flood on the floor. Luckily the only things that were really wet were the two dressing gowns so we moved everything out and reported it on the way to breakfast. When we got back the flood had been mopped up so hopefully they'll fix the hole. It continued to rain so we borrowed an umbrella and walked along the beach getting soaked and hassled by people then came back for lunch. The rain...

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Jun 15, 2009 - Off to Zanzibar

A late start for our last day - 7am wake up. The little tray arrived and we got up to enjoy its contents and pack. Breakfast was at 8am and was lovely as ever - they even have Marmite here. At one point we had to go outside to watch a herd of elephants walking through the trees just below our camp. After breakfast we said a sad goodbye to all the staff and set off for our flight. Halifa drove us back past the site of last night's kill but there was nothing to be seen, and after a last toilet stop behind a bush we arrived at the airstrip....

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