So since my last blogs, I haven't had enough things to write about each day. I'm going to write a quick summary instead!
I have been sleeping better due to the evenings becoming a few degrees cooler thanks to some impressive storms we often have in the afternoons. Also because we have been upgraded to the 'double dorm'. It's a double bed we have to share which has it's disadvantages, the main one being his gangly arms and legs take up every space. Also occasionally waking up to find he has positioned his head 3 inches from yours breathing heavily into your face! Nice! Although there is also a positive about sharing a bed with Tom, the mosquitoes LOVE him, and as a result tend to leave me alone!
Over the past week we have been back on painting duties, although slightly more tolerating since it's an external wall. Were painting over a deep red gloss with White emulsion, and after knowing very little on paints I soon realised this is ridiculous! We had 450 square metres of wall, and after 3 coats it looked awful, 6 coats it was passable and finally 8 coats was good. Our day was dominated by painting, and the occasional dive for me. After we finished PJ was nit keen on the colour I think she said!! Quite disheartening, after so much effort and sweat!
I was pretty keen to leave by my birthday, and get back to traveling down south to see those whale sharks!
Before we could leave Tom needed to complete his open water course which he was flying through. However on my last dive I caught a glimpse of him swimming under me. As divers we don't use our arms to swim, just fins and try to act calm and move slowly. This way you don't breathe so quickly and also more wildlife comes your way. Tom however was pretty much doing the front crawl, arms and legs everywhere! I laughed so much I flooded my mask and almost swallowed a load of saltwater. Martain also saw and was equally as paralysed with laughter.
The last few days were more of what I had expected my time here to be like. Martain's dad has arrived and he loves his diving. We went out twice two days in a row and saw loads of amazing things which I hadn't seen before. 2 huge potato cod at 2m long, blue spotted stingray, baby moray eel and a giant barracuda.
On our last night (10th) we were allowed to have our last meal the same size as the clientele. In other words we weren't hungry after, Tom had Tbone steak and I ribs, very nice indeed.
Before we leave tomorrow, the 11th, I wanted my hair cut since it was growing more wild everyday. Almost like wearing a woolly hat! Pj had a real smart pair if clippers and after a good dose of instruction Tom let rip. I was growing concerned with the amount that was coming off, and his constant chuckling. He did a good job, except at the back, he "slipped" and the above photo shows the damage! It will soon grow back and blend in I hope...