Tsara Komba Lodge
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... that this was how the next 5 days would be! [David, I did try to send you a text message at that stage saying I was not convinced of the appeal of this boat story, but it would not go through!]
Anyway my seasick-ness settled eventually (most of the time, and only with the aid of Stugeron or Valoid!) and we all thoroughly enjoyed these final 5 days of this amazing holiday:
- sailing from tiny island to island, inhabited by a few villagers rather than hotels ...
... had recommended something called ‘Coli-Calm’ which he said was very good at combatting diarrhoea, much better than Imodium (‘troubles’ was the French word in the medication I got for Steve, and is a great descriptor, now much used by all of us!). He also said that most visitors from Europe have some kind of intestinal ‘troubles’ when they holiday in Madagascar – I pointed out that we live ...
... occurrence for them!
Bag safely installed in the car, we then drove around the island to a quiet beach where we boarded a 'pirogue' to take us to a reserve where we'd see lemurs. The boat was hand made, wooden, with hand carved wooden oars, and our guide and the boat owner and Steve rowed us around the mangrove forest. They all got up quite a sweat and there were soon good muscles on show! That boat ride was about 45 minutes ...
... up with Air Madagascar. She even called it 'Air Mad' - they are notorious for leaving bags in Antananarivo, as well as their regular delays! Fingers crossed it really does get on the late afternoon flight here, otherwise I will have another day in Steve's shorts!
Then Bruno, our local guide, met us to take us around the island.
First we went to one of the many ylang ylang distilleries. The island is covered ...
... each passport!). We collected our luggage and then had to re-scan it and check it in for the Nosy Be flight – so I know it had arrived in Madagascar!
Then of course when we stood waiting, with bated breath, for the luggage handlers to bring the bags through - three of our four bags were there quickly. But not mine – some French people were also missing their luggage, probably 10 of us in total. So, I had to complete forms, ...