So waking up to a nice day luckily after the horrible rain the previous night and with only a few hours to kill, the morning is pretty chilled. The drums for the breakfast are at 7.30am and it is quite good just basic cereal, fruit and pastries with tea. Chris and Ben are off to do their shark snorkel, so I use the time to explore the island a little bit however it really isn’t too big so doesn’t take long.
The village where the locals live is just next door along the beach past the dive shop area and it is nice to see that, as the little kids are all playing out and the women are weaving baskets and making things so very cool. The views are nice too looking over Kuata island and the clear waters.
The beach looks nice too with just little paw prints going along it from the local puppy, who is so friendly. Maybe a tad too much when he gets all excited as the previous night during the village singing he was just chewing my ankles, hands and feet and hard to stop him and with quite sharp teeth he gets a little carried away. very cute and on the beach running about you can see his energy. Totally wanting to take him home, he is so lovable and the cutest puppy so far have seen as every resort seems to have a dog of some sort.
Its cute seeing the little kids playing with the dog and it is swimming in the ocean a lot playing catch with Own the Scottish guy (who also kindly gives me a pack of cards for the rest of my travels). The little kid playing gets in to trouble with his mum as keeps going in the water and sand, getting all covered so amusing to watch as quite naughty kid.
So a nice chilled out morning on the beach, in the hammocks and doing some yoga stretches as wait for the boat to arrive. Chris and Ben are staying on for longer, but otherwise a lot of us are going including Minh who I met from Bamboo at the start and Mari the Argentinian girl. Good to have some people on the boat can hang out with as next stop is blue lagoon and it is a 4 hour trip, so the girls are on the boar most of the way. I also use the boat time to book and organise my next destinations, which were going to be barefoot Manta and Korovou only to be told Barefoot Manta was booked up due to a big American student group booking in. So change of plans and switching it to octopus which also looks nice – just means a little extra travelling of about an hour or so.
19th May 2016