Over the weekend we had so many adventures, I need to write them down before I forget them all, I'm becoming very forgetful in this hot weather...
On Saturday we rented two beach cottages next door to each other and 12 of us hit the beach for Alice's birthday. Cue much fun! We jumped in the pool at the earliest opportunity and spent a very happy few hours diving, swimming and generally having fun before getting out and drying off...
... It was only at this time that we realised that Mandy (another volunteer here from Sweden) now had green hair instead of her usual blonde locks and my legs had turned a fluorescent shade of green from the knee to the ankle. We made quite a pair.
Not being a scientist, we assumed that there was too much chlorine in the pool and went to tell the staff. After explaining in broken Swahili and English that we were green from the pool we were met with the response 'yes, that is normal'. Errrr, no it's not actually Senor. I love Kenya.
Later that night I taught everyone to play Spoons, the best game in the whole world when we realised that Alice only had 15 minutes left of her birthday, and she wanted to do SOMETHING RECKLESS in that time, so we decided to jump in the pool (yes, the same pool that turned me green). We ran and jumped in with our clothes on and were laughing so much when the security guard came along and spoken in Swahili. I assumed that he was telling us to get out of the pool, but he was just telling us that we should keep the noise down. So it was ok for us to be in the pool fully clothed at midnight, but it was NOT OK to be loud in the pool. I love Kenya.
|The scene of the green crime...|
We sailed out to sea and the captain stopped the boat so that we could see the fish through the glass bottom which was incredible. Then it was our turn to snorkel and I've never snorkeled before and it was AMAZING. Apart from when everyone on the boat was throwing bread at us which made all the fish circle us - most distressing.
Myself and Mandy (of the green hair) decided it would be a good idea to SWIM UNDER THE GLASS BOTTOMED BOAT AND WAVE TO EVERYONE ON BOARD - LOOK AT US! YAY! However, i totally misjudged the width of the boat and ended up surfacing right under the boat, smacking my head against it and having my body pressed up against the glass bottom - WITH EVERYONE LOOKING. A classic Bridget Jones moment, move over Renee.
Here's a few pictures of the beautiful beach to help me calm down and catch my breath again...