Relief and returning back to dry land
Trip Start Sep 15, 2012
138Trip End May 01, 2013
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Magneto cheered us up on the return journey by singing 'Come alive Magic Stick (his pole), be quick Magic Stick...' as he raced through the reeds poling like a mad man! All fear was gone now - we just wanted to get back to shore! There was only one hair-raising moment when we intruded a bit too close to a basking hippo and it roared a warning at us.
We sang 'Just one Magneto...' back in return and named him 'The No.1 Gondolier' which he really liked (He is going to write it on his mokoro he told us!). We gave him a tip because we thought he had earned it and it was well deserved and we counted ourselves lucky that we got Magneto and his little wobbly boat after all
We headed back to Sedia Hotel Campsite, erected our tent and then hit the pool and bar form 11am to wash away the annoyance of the Delta.
Around dinner time Vikki felt a little 'nauseous' and as we sat down to a wonderful buffet Vik succumbed to a day spent drinking wine in the pool with the unforgiving sun beating down on her head and had to 'red card' herself! The day had been great fun though, jumping fully clothed in the pool, playing doggy paddle races and under-water hand-stand races and when Paula found a G-string on the floor of the ladies toilet it was greeted with disgusted groans - but no claimant!
We retired well before the African drums started accompanied by dancers and singers from the local areas but we fell asleep to the sound in the distance as they entertained those remaining by the pool. We agreed to chalk the Delta up to experience and try to research any activity costing a decent amount more thoroughly and ahead of time in future...