It was overcast and windy but still very warm
Again I didn't sleep to well, it must be the Malerone. It was a little overcast and windy, breakfast was served a la carte and loads of it too. The tide had gone out so was an ideal opportunity to go wandering out to sea and look at what the local women were doing. They were searching for octopus, sea cucumber and fish. I met 2 locals and joined them walking along the shore, they were here starting a job in a hotel further up than the Hilton. There names were David and Oliver, David was from Dar es Salaam, and Oliver Stone Town. It started to rain so headed closer to the beach and watched a Dhow being made, they were all tapping in cotton to help seal the boat. There were lots of little beach shops all selling pictures, then at the far end by a lighthouse there was an aquarium.
I did not take any money so couldn't go in, but would return next day. We walked through the village, a lot of the houses look derelict but, are all lived in. The kids come running saying Jambo, a few run away form the Mzungo as the are frightened by white people, and I saw them peeping out of their homes. I hear drums we get closer and venture up a side alley to find lots of kids and teenagers having fun. They stop when they see me and come to say hello before they then perform for me, it was a great beat, they could make serious money. We made our way on through the village and back to the beach where women were sat beat and rolling octopus in the sand, this was to tenderise them before selling them. I would of liked some pictures, but they asked me not to which I respected. I bid farewell to David and Oliver then headed back for a snooze by the pool and a swim. At sunset I went onto the beach and sat watching the sun slowly slip into the sea before having an excellent evening meal again.