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We have breakfast on the houseboat then set sail to our resort. The chef makes me scrambled egg and earl an omelette. And mountains of toast. The fresh fruit plate is yummy. With discussion over what the yellow banana is, it's Kerela banana. It's a sweeter more bananary banana. We dock to find we are at the wrong resort, undock and sail ten minutes …
... view. We were also right next to a bird sanctuary that was lovely, if a little sweaty (it’s ridiculously humid here) to walk around – even though we never actually saw that many birds.
We spent 3 glorious days lounging by the lakeside reading, watching the boats, tackling crosswords and walking along the canals. We also took a boat tour of the narrow backwaters to get a glimpse of what life is like ...
... over pot holes, giving it their all. Not sure if they were celebrating their release or just saying I'm on the move and coming through. Our direction on the other side of the trucks, we were on the wrong side of the road, wasn't moving. So we, along with hundreds of others were stuck on the wrong side of the road on the wrong side of the trucks. Through the dust you could see the traffic on the other side start to stutter forward. That was the cue. Everyone on our side had to ...
... mind. Note the many photos of trucks - even though Willingdon Island is small and not on any main thoroughfares, there are a surprising number of trucks on the roads at all times.
After wandering a bit, we managed to find a ferry stop! Success! But no! It was the wrong ferry. What transpired was exactly the sort of funny exchange that you can only appreciate when in the midst of a completely enjoyable interlude out of normal ...
... and the rain started pouring down from the roof into the hotel, it did get a bit scary. At one point, when a massive strike hit within metres of the balcony I was on (well protected of course) I ran into the building with a bit of a squeal which set the locals who were sitting inside into fits of laughter. They told me that they'd never seen a storm as intense as this in 30 years. It could have been that they were just being nice though..
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Relaxing day at the pool, on a canoe, massage and sunset viewing
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