Oct 22, 2006
. ( a leaf filled with herbs, pretty mcu an explosion in your mouth!!!) I have gone out to the now infamous Casa Chica, and shook my booty all night!!! I was the only white woman in the club and I think that alot of the African were surprised to see a muzungo who could dance all night like I do!!! I even picked up a few cds with my new fav swahili songs. I was accompanied by Joseah,a very sweet Tanzanian whom I know will miss my dancing company. Me, Tom and Pierre all had a bout of Malaria. Tom's was quite severe,and even led to dehydration needing iv and hospitalization. We didnt take him to the doctor right away because we thought it as food poisioning at first. Mine wasn't at all as bad, and all I experienced was a belly ache. We took some pills and its all good now, luckily. Otherwise, things have been rather quiet. Staying in the same spot for awhile is nice because you get to really experience the town and become somewhat local. I am however anxious to continue on and see new land. We will be sailing off tomorrow, heading for Seychelles. It should be a 10 day sail or so, with the wind we've been getting. We will stop off in Pemba for a few days to clean the hull before our ocean voyage. This will be my longest time at sea so far,and I am excited to experience it. Tom spent alot of time here building a nice wind vane, which should save us on stearing time. So, I suppose my next entry will be in Seychelles...
So, this will be my final entry from Tanzania. I have spent three months here and it has been a wonderful experience. Tanga especially has been a place to remember. I have made friends here,and figured out all of the best spots to hang out,and shop. I am not sure where I left off, so I will update since New Years. I spent New Years quite quietly on the boat with me and Tom and Pierre.It wasvery nice. In the following weeks, alot and a little has happened. Alot in that we have successfully restocked the boat, and maintaned all that needs it. Pierre has left on his motorbike to continue his trip onto Ethiopia, Eqypt and then bakc to France. I was sad to see him go as we got quite close in the last few weeks with just three of us on board. A new cremember,Greg, has arrived. He is very enjoyable to be around and has all sorts of interesting ideas and knowledge on natural living. He has travelled the world extensively and is a photographer. I think that we will get along just fine. I found a wonderful restaurant owned by Commando, who is so funny and makes me awesome sweet paan