Bit of a free day since the kids are gone, we wanted to get one more beach day in to even our tans : ) slash my burn haha. We went to watamu beach right after breakfast. Watamu was the very first beach we went to, they’re all extremely gorgeous and I’ll probably never go to a prettier beach, but watamu takes the cake! It’s almost enclosed on the sides by land and cliffs and then straight across are islands. The water isn’t deep at all either, comes up to about my waist, a sandbar goes all the way out past the islands. So you can just float or sit or whatever! The water is also SO clear ad warm, ah I never want to leave!
It was pretty windy this morning though so when we were all laying out sand was just covering us. When I got into the water I came back and couldn’t even see my towel haha. We all moved down closer to the water because the sand wasn’t blowing there, Shelley on the other hand didn’t. Shelley somehow always manages to take half the beach home with her, but today took it to a whole new level. When we got up to leave she walked over to us and was COVERED in sand and didn’t even notice. Her entire face and head Hahahah I have no idea how she’s going to get it all out of her hair, especially in an African shower!
We had lunch back at bambakofi and then went to Malindi with omar to look around and do a little souvenir shopping! I got good stuff! And finished all my gifts for people! And also myself : ) I spent exactly what I had exchanged! The last bracelet I was buying I only had 137 shillings but the guy wanted 150, I told him I literally didn’t have it but he kept telling me 150 and told me to ask my friends. I was a little caught off guard because I been haggling with vendors all day and probably could have talked him down to 50 shillings but I really just wanted to spend all my money. The difference in price is only like 15 cents in dollars (100 shillings = 1 euro, 1 euro = 1.3 dollars). I didn’t really know what to do I just kept saying its all I have! Then mama Eunice came over and snapped a little Swahili and apparently I was good to go! Haha I love when she has her little snappy moments, she’s usually so calm and soft spoken.
The other things I got were a hand carved chess set for my dad! Hand carved salad tongs for my mom! An oil painting for my uncle t and aunt Lucy! Bracelet for bryce! A really cool bracelet that I want to keep for myself for briana! For myself I got two beaded bracelets, a necklace, and also an oil painting! I got really lucky I found the exact one that I had in mind. I kept looking at the beach but never got one because for one I didn’t have shillings yet, they’d also be more expensive since they were by the resorts, and I wanted to find the perfect one!
The bus dropped us off at the school after shopping and seeing Malindi and everyone started getting ready for dinner! Julien wanted to take all of us, Eunice, Jackie, and Saeid to a nice dinner. We went to ocean sports, one of the resorts near Geroda Beach. I got spicy crab meat but everyone’s looked good! Whitney Julie and Ashvin all got jumbo shrimp which came out on skewers that were hanging from a holder type thing i guess you would call it? Haha i don’t know but they looked good too! It was really nice of Julien to take us all out, he’s done so much already though! We need to pay him back somehow!
After dinner we all went to the bar and each got a drink, mostly all tusker lagers for our last night in Kenya :) Whitney actually bought Eloise’s because she didn’t have money and she was pretty stoked on buying a teacher a drink haha
… so then we had this great idea. Ocean sports, the resort, is right on the ocean… we also happen to be in Kenya, and it’s our last night. what would be next leading thought? skinny dipping! yes, I’m sure everyone guessed it! Amanda, Shelley, and Ashvin sat this one out but the rest of us girls headed down to the beach, stripped, and sprinted. OH MY GOD was the water cold! we all dove in and then stood up and were like “okay now what do we do???” hahah so we just ran out and struggled to find out clothes on the sand since it was dark out. Jill, who went to the bathroom and told us to wait, comes running down the stairs ripping her dress off was like “come on guys hurry” and we all started losing it and had to tell Jill we had all already gone in hahahaha she pulled off her shoes and screamed “YOU BITCHESSSSSS” as we watched her pale white ass dart into the ocean. I’ve never laughed so hard.
As Jill ran out of the water we heard Saeid coming to collect us to leave so we all scurried to meet him before he realized what we were doing. When we got back up to the bar Eloise told us she was able to stall him for a few minutes but eventually he came down because it was getting so late. Julien just laughed at us as we took our seats to finish out tuskers.