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... to the beach to watch the sunset.
We arrived in the beach with our camera ready. Almost everywhere we saw men either playing soccer, doing push ups, acrobatics, running or doing the capoiera dance. A few moments later the sun started to go down and then a traditional Dhow boat passed by but Hubby for once didn't have the correct lense so no photo to capture the perfect Zanzibar scene! (Duh...)
We head for dinner at an Ethiopian restaurant, it was quite ...
Sadly we left the Sopa Lodge which finished our 'once in a life time' safari to Africa. Back along the rim, past the view point and down once more to the lush farming district around Karatu. Then down the Rift escarpment and past Lake Manyana to the less spectacular Arusha Airport. We had our boxed lunches here amongst the dust ...
... stares & the women certainly didn't want their pictures taken, so I had to be discreet. We picked up our luggage that had been stored back at the Serena Zanzibar & with a driver, Ahmad took us to visit a spice plantation. We falsely expected something like the pineapple plantations in Hawaii, as this was just a stop off the road into a treed grove. A young man, Edie, broke off leaves & bark from various plants & had us guess what ...
... plantations with ease, pointing out the various spices as we walked. Having spent a lot of time around British and Australian tourists, his language switched continuously and “innit” / "no worries mate” became part of one sentence. He kept us smiling and informed all afternoon with his extensive knowledge of the farms. In the photos below, you can see what we saw - everything from fruits and spices to plant dyes. Highlights ...
... to find that the tide was out, way way way out. I've never seen the tide out this much before. When the tide is out the sand is harder so easier to cycle one l, which was abut deceiving as we later found out. We cycled to the other end of the beach till we couldn't clue no more and I reckon it was about 15 km. then we had a drink in a restaurant and had a swim in a bath aka the sea, it was so ...