Seems like we are just settling into a good life at Diani beach and its time to move on. Met some very nice people and made a lot of friends, from the tuk tuk driver to the chapati lady, local fish man and all the staff at the cottage where we are staying. We are headed to what they call the North coast which is about a 2 hour car ride to a town called Watumu. Its a bit more remote with less touristy stuff and has better wind and good waves.
Went on our first safari - only a one day gig. Very neat, saw an abundance of wildlife but no lions yet. Hopefully on Monday morning we are set for another tour with our neighbour and his girlfriend. They are Danish but he spent years in Africa setting up tours and holidays for rich Europeans. There is a lodge in Tsavo East National Park that he wants to check out so as we were having a beer with them, they found out it was my big 50 and they insisted we join them. Funny how things work out sometimes. Only 2 hours earlier we were set for a safari with a local company and they started messing with the contract to the point that we walked away. Fortunately we did not loose any money. Safari's here can be very expensive ranging from 300 to 600 dollars a day per person. Not to be negative but to ride around in a jeep for a day and a half for almost 1000 bucks gets a little hard to swallow. The best part is that after we do the 2 day trip with them he has offered to take us to our new destination. All in all it seams to good to be true - or we are very lucky people. I will keep you posted
We are monkey savvy and the little w***s haven't managed to steal again. Steven ( the name we gave to the big alpha male baboon because he is such a bully and struts around like his s*** don't stink) has been around a bit but we keep the door locked when need be. Was pumping kites up yesterday and watched him headed for our open door knowing Annie-Claude was inside I was screaming and running along with the local guard and fortunately scared him off. Don't think he would really hurt someone but would not want to accidentally corner him either.
Kiting has slowed a little unfortunately the tide is in a new cycle and went from 1.5 to 3 meters. The wind doesn't come until 3 ish which has been high tide making it a bit choppy guess I shouldn't complain I could be shovelling snow.
Met a very nice Somalian man on the beach who has 3 camels, Annie-Claude took a ride while we chatted and walked the beach. The animals came from near the border of Somalia, it took him over a month to walk them to the beach
Thanks to all for the wonderful B-day wishes we had a great simple day with maybe a cold beer or 10. We are off to the market for supplies. Thanks for listening chat soon.