Another late start & I awoke to find the sun breaking through the clouds. Having arrived in the rainy season any sight of the sun is great. By the time I had finished breakfast we took a dip in the lake.
Scotty arranged for us to take Kayaks out on the lake. Our destination was an island about 10minutes away. It was hard work getting there. The sun was out in force & it was roasting. Once there it was all worth it however. We went snorkelling around the rocks. The water is completely clear in this part & lake Malawi contains most of the worlds fresh water fish. The experience for me could only be summed up as being in an aquarium without the glass. It will certainly live long in the memory.
When we returned Cristel had finished work for the weekend & we whiled away the afternoon watching the waves crash against the beach.
We opted to go out for dinner & just made it to our destination before the heavens opened & an almighty thunderstorm set in. This provided a great backdrop to a lovely dinner of fish cooked in banana leaves. The rain had the decency to allow us to return back to our hostel. We took the 'road' which involved a huge amount of puddle hopping using my torch to see ahead.
As the only guests staying the barman had headed home for the day, presuming us to be out for the night.
Cristel was well prepared however & we settled down to a box of wine & played some card games. Including stop the bus, gin rummy & hearts.