Last night I had slept very well. Because the building is round and has large open windows all the wind can come through making it cool.
Gregor and co asked us last night if we'd like to join them on a trip down to the beaches south if Tofo since there is meant to be an on shore reef to snorkel. We wouldn't have got to go on our own as 4x4 only, no busses. So we snapped at the chance, especially as Alfred said no whale sharks had been seen in the last fee days..
What looked like a short distance on the map was in fact a very long backtrack and took almost 1half hours to get there. Jo was driving and mid way on a real red African track the dust turned to mud and deep puddles which she loved. Once we arrived a sign read, 'deflate tyres to 1bar or walk' we walked. The sand was red hot, and I ha to stop several times to give me feet time to cool, even with flip flops on! The beach was massive, and in hindsight we could have probably driven. Waves were huge, breaking off the shore onto which was sure to be the reef were here to snorkel. It was, apparently the only time to see the reef is low tide which was at 0500 this morning...
The sea was cooler here and very refreshing, although a rip current stinger than I had ever swam with before. Took me 10mins hard swimming against it in chest high water to gain 20m to my flip flops!
We walked down the long beach to a point that reviled another spotless,endless beach. We also found some evil looking ray head, must have been a giant when alive, and hundreds of blue bottle jellyfish washed up, I was lucky to avoid those whilst swimming.
We arrived back in time for a lecture from the 'manta lady'. Now this was the very same lady that made a documentary on Manta rays a fee years ago. After I saw this documentary I wanted to dive in Mozambique, and so she is the only reason I'm in Africa again! Couldn't believe my luck. She wasn't as old as I thought, early 30's, American who had been here 7 years doing manta research! Very interesting lecture, and it really have me a taste for seeing these majestic giants!