Woke early to the smell of fresh rain. The cool morning was a welcome one, since most mornings it's hard to not be all sweaty straight away.
Packed my bag, and starting to get to know where things need to go in relation to there importance. And also for some reason I keep getting more room in bag..??!!
Spoke to mum briefly on skype before the invertible happened and Internet unexplainably stopped.
Myself and Tom walked into town and tried to find James, a taxi man that would drive us up to mayoka village. He had gone missing but it was quite obvious he was well known in the bus area, since everyone seemed to know him and say, "Oh James!" and put their hand level with their shoulder mimicking a small friend..
After a short mooch around we returned to find James and set a time of 45 mins to meet him. About 2 hours later the other boys had finally packed and settled up ready to move. James didn't mind we were late since it seems in Africa a delay is almost expected!!
Mayoka village was amazing, and unlike yesterday we met the owners Gary and his wife. Gary seemed a
Real character, reminded me of Rodger Mercer, not by appearance but by enthusiasm.
We swam out to floating platform and had a bit of wrestling match off, but stopped before someone got cut or broken finger since it wasn't the best build quality, the odd nail sticking out ect..
Will and I took up the challenge of paddling the canoe around the platform and back, which if achieved is rewarded with a free nights accommodation! We managed it after a few attempts although I was working overtime, brace strokes galore, and my legs were outside canoe. (They are very narrow)
Resulting in no free night.... Although we spoke to Gary who before offered for us to move into a chalet for the same price as dorm which we originally declined. After almost completing the canoe challenge we spoke again and me and Will took his offer up without telling the others and asked if he would come and award us the keys for a chalet each in front of others for doing challenge. It was HILARIOUS to see Toms face of shock and jealousy!! Haha Although felt slightly guilty.
Our rooms were absolutely stunning with double bed, lake view 2m above lake itself, fan and balcony!! Was heaven. Felt even more guilty when the other boys came to inspect our "winnings"... Me and will were saying they were pretty bland and not much different to the dorms.... Which they were obviously were not!
We went to the local bars in town in the evening, very weird to start as only White people around, but after a while we started to mingle and get the more confident guys trying to sell us their stuff! Can't get away from it! We were pretty tipsy when we moved to a sports bar, by "sports" they meant it had a pool table... But was busy and good laugh. Before we entered we brought the local beer on the street, one between us. It comes in a carton, it's brewed from maize called Chibuku. Best described as sour milk with bits in, the worst drink so far!!!
Good evenings entertainment, met a chap called boobs... Will and I walked home around 2am and left the other two Stallions alone..