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... poker, evidence of a mis-spent youth, and Jack somehow winning the whole bank when he went to the loo!
The kids have been joking that wherever we are there is a cockerel crowing at dawn (and often way before!). They were looking forward to no crowing whilst on the boat – of course what did we hear every morning (and sometimes the evenings)… from the small villages by the water’s edge, were the inevitable cockerels! "oh no, why is it following us", ...
... And that we were not leaving until they were properly tied on! So he said we could drive past his house and collect some ropes – of course we made him remove the bags from the roof, and sent him back to his house to fetch them, as we were not leaving without ropes! There was a bit of eye-rolling and chatter in the local vernacular from the driver and Bruno, but in true Croskery Holyoake fashion we were insistent. When he ...
... We saw lots of different plants that are used for medicinal purposes, wild growing coffee, saffron, vanilla, as well as a strange green spiky fruit called a jack fruit, and lots of paw paw and banana trees!
Then we headed back to the boat and we all had a go at rowing - Steve, our guide and the boat owner did it all the way, but it was very hot!
We had lunch and came back to the hotel to chill for a few hours, before ...
... I am sure we will see them properly in the wild when we move on after Nosy Be.
Then we drove round the island and up a mountain to have spectacular views of different lakes and islands. By now it was very hot and Jack in particular was struggling. So we had lunch on a beautiful beach in the north, at a restaurant aimed at European tourists paying in Euros... Good food, in a lovely location, at much higher than we'd pay ...
But my luggage didn't!
So we travelled from Cape Town last night, then from Joburg to Antananarivo this morning, all without incident or significant delay.
We had a few hours to kill in Antananarivo airport, not the most exciting of places – and the flight was delayed for another 45 minutes, but nothing like what the kids experienced last week! LOTS of security checks and x rays, passport officials on over-drive (3 ...