Oh my word, we wake to another day of heat and humidity, so better make the best of it. Since you ask my shoulders are a little better but not much; I must take extra care not to over do things.
The breakfasts here are really rather good with plenty of choice from the international menu or a curry if you’re up to it! You can even have bacon and eggs if you are so inclined but as I don’t at home nowadays user no reason to here. This is also the nicest time of day to linger over eating.
We headed off for a wander on the beach where one of the local fishermen was sorting out his nets,
the tide was a little bit lower than our last visit as we paddled in the surf.
We were sharing the shoreline with some locals
but it was getting very hot under foot so we headed into the coconut grove to find some shade. The coconut grove covers a large open area between the seashore and the main buildings; this is proper coconut palms
In fact in important areas where people are likely to gather, like outside reception, they have installed baskets round the tops of the trees to catch any falling coconuts.
In the end though, despite our valiant efforts sustained by chilled glasses of freshly crushed pineapple juice, the heat became too much and we retreated to our little cottage with its air conditioning and ceiling fan; only to emerge after dark for dinner.
Did I mention that our cottage has an outside bathroom? By this I don’t mean an earth closet at the end of the garden but a proper bathroom with a shower, hand basin and loo in the open air. Well actually open to the air is more accurate and all the cottages have them; local custom apparently. Anyway here’s a view of ours
it’s very nice and obviously works here but I can’t see it catching on in Bath.
22 March 2015