Thursday 23 October 2008

16th October 08

Date: 16th October 08
Location: Stone Town, Zanzibar
Weather: Clear blue skies and sunshine, 35°c
Status: Ready for some serious beach time….

Up at 6.30am and into the breakfast veranda overlooking the dhow harbour and the port which provided a superb setting for our eggs and coffee, we all talked about how we’d like to get to the coast for the next day or so before Jimmy has to head home and decided to catch the tourist taxi which left at 8.00am….only 15mins to get every thing ready!!!

Managed to chuck everything in bags and were into the taxi around 15 minutes after talking about it on the way to the east coast and the town of Paje, a coastal fishing community located on white, fine sands with coral reefs and palm trees….heaven in fact!

The hour’s ride took us to the doorstep of the hotel Arabian nights which we thought we’d stay at but it turned out to be $120 for a double room – stuff that! The place next door was just a good and only $90 so we checked into two doubles and a single. Within half an hour of arriving we’d got our beach gear on and were enjoying the luxury of the sands and the 30° water, awesome again!

The afternoon involved using next doors wireless to update the website, munching down some exquisite fresh seafood and deciding what we’d do for the next few days. It really is a piece of tropical paradise here and somewhere I’d love to return one day for a special holiday of honeymoon, watch out Bre!!!

Headed down the beach to the Cristal Lodge for another superb seafood dinner, this time Red Snapper, and then took a moonlit walk along the beach back to the camp for an early night.

End of day location: Peja, Zanzibar
Distance covered: 55kms

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