Travel Blogs from Watamu, Kenya

Nearly at the end now!, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Nearly at the end now!

A travel blog entry by trudells

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2nd Sept - Saturday Ok so last 3 and a half days to go.  I feel ok in the morning, but by the afternoon I feel like I want to just laze or sleep.  This morning we learnt some new kettle bell moves, the 'clean and press' and the 'snatch'.  ...

Scary movie, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Scary movie

A travel blog entry by nathaliandcie

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... for now... Gonna roll down now to the African buffet.    I'll catch you tomorrow to tell you more about the very commercially driven Kenyans, the looks of Watamu village and the snake farm (gonna go there with Henry!) Karibu! x ...

Project Mark, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Project Mark

A travel blog entry by markbaker

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I awake to a text message from a mobile operator saying welcome to the UAE, so either I'm hallucinating from the pills or a Sheik has a very big antenna. No smutty thoughts please. Just before I'm about to leave Turtle HQ for the week, Kahindi brings in ...

34, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

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A travel blog entry by markbaker

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It's my birthday and I have to wake up at 6:20 for some more moving exercises in a large dojo, the facility has by the beach. Then we do some animal imitations. No noises but movements. It's a bit weird but you feel a bit like a kid again being able to ...

Wildfitness...P, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Wildfitness...P

A travel blog entry by trudells

... this hotel, but seemed a bit 'all inclusive-like' .    Sat 11th Picked up from the hotel and driven to Watamu which is a little village on the coast.  Now to introduce everyone...   Stephanie, lovely lady, two grown up children over ...

Just how low can one girl get??, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Just how low can one girl get??

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

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Breakfast overlooking the ocean is a great way to start the day...  even at 11am. Rule of the house no 5.: you are not allowed back from the beach unless you have 5 items with you. (Preferably flip flops regurgitated from the sea.) Day one on our ...

LAST DAY!!!! for 3 days anyway, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

LAST DAY!!!! for 3 days anyway

A travel blog entry by trudells

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19th Sept Last night we were given t-shirts and as we were 'presented' with them they gave out an award.  Mine was overcoming my fear of kettle bell swings!! Last day...thank goodness.  I ached all over and felt like I need to longest break ...

Pool or a sea day?, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Pool or a sea day?

A travel blog entry by richardwilks

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Made the error of running without trainers on the beach! Sea photo for ...

What's at Watamu, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

What's at Watamu

A travel blog entry by bevj

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... while they de-iced the plane! However, at least we took off in spite of the adverse weather conditions. Our destination in Kenya - Watuma - is 2 hours away from Mombasa and we picked it because it is away from the main holiday area of Diani Beach and is ...

Farewell Campers!, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Farewell Campers!

A travel blog entry by nathaliandcie

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Jambo! Jambo! Hope you are all doing well M'ladies&Gentlemen? Today was the last full day @Watamu, Kenya! Tomorrow the taxi is gonna pick Nathalie&Cie @4:15am (gosh! that's gonna hurt!) and yes after a few battles (won and lost) Number 1788 has ...

Beautifully human..., Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Beautifully human...

A travel blog entry by nathaliandcie

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Hakunamatata M'ladies&Gentlemen!   Sorry for the late post but everything went a bit tits up those last few days...   ... No space left in the convoy for Tsavo East, no Masai curry for dinner, card with pick up time on Wednesday slipped ...

My rest and relaxation time, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

My rest and relaxation time

A travel blog entry by trudells

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No much to say except...yeah beer!!!!!! First night here, Sunday night (19th) and we got here in time to watch the Man U Liverpool match, and I had 2 beers the whole time (shame we didn't manage a point but hey ho).  But it really finally felt like ...

The punishment is too much..., Watamu, Kenya travel blog

The punishment is too much...

A travel blog entry by trudells

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18th September Penultimate day for the 9 dayers today.  And what fun we had this morning.  We all met on the beach in front of Baraka House.  There was an obstacle course set up for us, where we have to crawl on our stomachs pushing a ...

Mangrove's Fauna&Flora discovery, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Mangrove's Fauna&Flora discovery

A travel blog entry by nathaliandcie

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... a professional team of "snake milkers" from the Bio_Ken snakes farm (biggest in east Africa) located just up the road from Watamu. They gave us an incredible lecture about snakes with full size live examples...  I was really flabbergasted: It is ...

EVIL MONKEYS!, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

EVIL MONKEYS!

A travel blog entry by trudells

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So, we have had our last night in the bar, I have had my last beer, and I am looking forward to getting back into the fitness, and also looking forward to it ending...all at once. Yesterday, when we were relaxing in our room, about 5 monkey...(EVIL ...

Lactic Lift off?  What?, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Lactic Lift off? What?

A travel blog entry by trudells

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... off Friday (tomorrow), which we are all in need of.  And then we had some local entertainment, songs and dance from Kenya which was pretty good, but would have been better without a headache.  Drums and a 'Kenyan version' or the triangle played ...

Really..more swimming??, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Really..more swimming??

A travel blog entry by trudells

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27th Monday Last night we all went for a meal at Pilli Pan. I had fish curry, but it was not great.  I even had a spoonful of ice-cream, but wasn't really in the mood for it. This morning we got up later than normal, and went for a gentle boogy ...

This is Sue, she's a kangaroo, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

This is Sue, she's a kangaroo

A travel blog entry by markbaker

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This morning i'm taking another trip to the Happy House children's home and school. Whilst a rarity, there are some horror stories of how these children ended up in the home. E.g 2 day old baby left under a bush besides the road with material shoved in ...

Watamu Marine National Park, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Watamu Marine National Park

A travel blog entry by glenn.amanda

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... for a matatu to take us to Watamu, about 20 mins from Malindi, but were picked up by two men in a van already going to Watamu to deliver goods to a friend's shop. Watamu Bay is a long crescent of sand framed by palms and package holiday hotels. We were ...

Mombasa to Watamu, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Mombasa to Watamu

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

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Watamu was a very welcome sight. Hellos and a mid afternoon breakfast number 2 over, we sauntered down to the beach to check out the Indian Ocean. Andrew's house overlooks the ocean, and his garden stretches down to the beach through mature leafiness. The ...

From Shela to Elvis, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

From Shela to Elvis

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

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The plan for the morning was to visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Watamu. They have rescued over 7000 turtles from fisherman's nets and released them back into the ocean, with any they find not in good health they bring back to the centre where ...

Time to depart!, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Time to depart!

A travel blog entry by s_sarkardei

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... UN and at the same time I have been working at a local dive shop getting my dive master certificate. I moved to Watamu on the coast of Kenya about a month ago, for wanting to get my dive master certificate with Steve Curtis. I figured that perhaps now is ...

Oh the pain the aches..why why why?, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Oh the pain the aches..why why why?

A travel blog entry by trudells

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So the jungle combo was good fun. Obstacle courses, in and out of trees, playing about a bit like kids and ending with a really intense timed circuit.  Great fun. One of the things I did learn about was that only one cashew is found in one 'large ...

Crabbage, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Crabbage

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

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Sitting down on the beach later in the afternoon watching the waves break on the shore, one slowly becomes aware of the teeming crab metropolis all around. The first obvious signs are the myriad of holes... of all sizes to accommodate the different ...

Shopping fever! Any remedy?, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Shopping fever! Any remedy?

A travel blog entry by nathaliandcie

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... and MIRACLE!!!  We found a "Kenyan Mama" who let us take a portrait of her, her baby&her water jerrycan (yep here in Kenya the women go to the water well, to supply their family and they carry it all the way back home...sometimes it can be kms... ...

Cheese matters, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Cheese matters

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

The highlight today was a trip to Savannah, the restaurant in the village run by a couple from the Welsh Valleys who organise a quiz night on Tuesdays. Zippo! As a ready made team of four, Andrew, Sim, Nick and I as the “Beach Bums” set off ...

End of term, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

End of term

A travel blog entry by markbaker

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I arrive back at Happy House this morning for the end of term ceremony. I head into the store room with Athman to try to get done special uniforms for the 4 boys and 4 girls running the 100m sprint (50m to the car park and back avoiding the coconut ...

Acrobatics, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Acrobatics

A travel blog entry by markbaker

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... out my back and get into a known position behind a computer. I'm writing an article about the Watamu Turtle Watch for next issue of 'Unique Homes'. Kenya's answer to Good Housekeeping I think. Whilst unlikely to be winning any Pulitzer prize soon, I ...

Pool or a sea day?, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Pool or a sea day?

A travel blog entry by richardwilks

Made the error of running without trainers on the beach! Sea photo for ...

Went fishing and caught a whooper!, Watamu, Kenya travel blog

Went fishing and caught a whooper!

A travel blog entry by richardwilks

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Well not that big but it was ...