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Today is the day I have to blog. Although I'm not really sure what day it is today. Anyway, I am going to provide y'all in America with a quick synopsis of my day.
First I woke up and went and ate breakfast then I laid down for what I thought would be a quick 20 minute nap before work and woke up an hour later and realized that my team had left for the ...
... This guest house actually employees three individuals and provides some income for the compound as well.
Today was our first full day of work. It was a gorgeous day with a lovely breeze. We started the morning by moving part of the wood supply from the storage to the work area. The highlight of the day was working with the seminary students. It was a great opportunity to get to know them a little bit and begin to put names ...
... from bundles of weird roots (cassava?) to rolls of plastic pipes. It was a cramped ride and the seats were not that comfy. My bum was numb from start to finish!
The good thing was that we didn't make too many stops and we arrived on time at 1pm. Our first views of Mozambique from the bus reminded me of India or Laos. Lots of plantations and road side stalls. Locals could be spotted in the fields or doing domestic chores and there were a lot of simple industry like brick ...
... of dive, eat, sleep, and repeat! A typical day is: alarm call at 6am, ablutions / sun cream / dive kit prep, quick coffee at 7am, pick up at 7:15am to be at the dive centre at 7:30am, check all the dive equipment / gas mixtures / dive plan, launch the power boat from the beach(!) by 8:30am, be at the first dive site by 9am and in the water by 9:15am, out by 10:15am, zoom about the ocean looking for whale sharks near the surface, eventually arrive at our second dive site by ...
... 5 or 8 kms further down the road. Thinking that we
possibly would stay there and try it out, we had a leisurely
breakfast and by the time we fiddled around and packed up and paid,
it was 11.30 when we drove into Paindane.
Paindane was deserted. Not a soul. Of
course the holidays are over so one should not expect to see a place
full of holiday makers, but when you drive into a place that has a
full staff and bar and restaurant ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking