Nungwi and the full moon party
Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
125Trip End Jun 12, 2006
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Spent the afternoon chatting with a whole bunch of people in the resort. Later I went for beers with Annie and Jason, 2 Peace Corp volunteers who spent 2 and 3 years repectively on Vanuatu. Seafood pizza that evening, it was lovely.
Went to watch the fisherman prepare their boats early morning followed by a trip to a nice aquarium, which was a tropical lagoon that was used for rescuing injured turtles. I had the biggest jumbo shrimp ever for lunch grilled on the BBQ with what was a garlic and onion stuffing. Very tasty indeed, although half the fly population of Nungwi seemed intent on making my table their own for the next 30 minutes which did rather spoil the experience! Sand, sea and sun for the rest of the afternoon. Octopus, squid and kingfish with Jason and Annie after a nice sunset.
This was the night of the full moon party. Annie insisted we didn't eat before we left as there was a danger we would all get sleepy and go to bed. After 3 large beers and at 9:30pm we were pretty buzzed as we took the boat that came to pick the 30 of us up and take us the 2 miles south to Kendra Rocks. Unfortunately all the food places had closed by the time we arrived and I had to make do with a packet of Custard Creams. Plenty of dancing going on that night, this didn't appeal too much to a 2 left footed person such as myself. I met my buddies from the BBQ fish stall in Stone Town and sat on the beach with them as they enjoyed a couple of joints and I had a couple of cold ones.
I also got to meet a whole bunch of Norwegians including the girl who lived next door to me in the resort. I had only spotted her once up until now as she was out to the crack of dawn every night and slept most of the day. All in all a pretty chilled evening and not what I had really expected.
It was after 3am by the time we took the boat home and went to bed. Way too late for an old man such as myself.
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