This mornings plan was to move over to the next lodge to ave ourselves £2 but after such another food sleep I decided I'd sacrifice the money and treat myself. Tom is getting quite worried about his spending as he always spends much more than me on everyday things and hasn't grasped haggling yet.. For example last nights omelette cost me £1, he spent £4, which doesn't sound like loads but that's 4x what I spent, he likes his food..
So whilst Tom was wildly packing after another one of his lengthy sleeping sessions to move out before we set off on our trip at 10, I was relaxing in same hammock reading again.
We arrived at this island and could see the fish from the boat, thousands of tiny blue, red, yellow flashes. I couldn't wait and before the driver had time to stop the engines I was in! Stunning! Literally more fish than I had ever seen before, ever!! I was stunned. So many different colours, sizes, shapes and characters. Some would peck your hands to try and get dead skin, others just moved in huge convoys but the majority just kept pecking the bottom of the boat.
After our snorkelling session we had lunch cooked for us. Tiger fish, rice and tomato stew type of thing. Was lovely and I couldn't eat any more.
Before we left, almost a finale was feeding the fish eagles. We headed around the island and could see the mating pair in a large boa boa tree. The chap waved the fish, whistled and called her name. She came swooping past within a few metres and effortlessly scooped the fish from the surface of the water with her extended talons. I got a few real good pictures.
Relaxing evening with our standard supper of peanut butter sandwiches and water. Sorted out our transport, an again we had become lucky and the Norwegian girls we were with in the trip needed to get to Blantyre tomorrow morning and since she had a broken leg were taking a taxi. So once again we hit the jackpot as they offered us a lift for same price as the bus.