The worst part of a holiday is that it ends. I think I could easily live the rest of my life on holiday. Unfortunately, commitments like children mean I have to keep working. But I can dream. How wonderful it would be to have enough money to be permanently on holiday.
We stayed at Turtle Bay Beach Club, all inclusive - all meals, drinks, snacks, etc, etc for approx $150 a night for the two of us. It was a bit less, but it's too early in the morning for my head to attempt conversion sums. That includes the use of their hobie catamarans, kit surfers etc. Siobhan even went scuba diving in the open sea and is now hooked. She swam with two stingrays. Seeing that she now wants to get a diving certificate, I guess that being permanently on holiday is not an option and I'll just have to keep working so I can keep paying.
After that little taste of history, I was determined to continue following the Portuguese around the world, having already been to Angola, Mossel Bay, Mozambique, Goa, China and Malaysia. While Siobhan was diving on the coral reef, I headed north to Malindi which was where Vasca da Gama had stopped just before he visited Goa in India for the first time. I checked out the cross he put up in 1498 and the chapel he built the same year. A tiny limestone and thatch building, but the first church in East and Central Africa. Very cool.
Much to Siobhan's (and probably mine) chagrin we had to leave Watamu, vowing to return whenever we could.
You can see the rest of the Watamu photos here
Have a great week!