A Day in Town
There was no specific blog entry for yesterday because we didn’t do very much! I worked on the CLP website, Meld read her book, and we had several visitors, including Selina who (apart from befriending Black Jack) plaited the fringes of my kikoi and took some of Melds skirts away to reduce them in width.
Also, a local lady came to give me a massage, and I’m very glad not to have photos of that to share with the world, but I did emerge very relaxed (and all for under a fiver).
Today we went into town. First stop was Marikiti (a corruption of Market by the local Giriama speakers) where there are lots of clothes and fabric shops, We bought kikois, shirts, dresses and shoes.
Then down to the ferry at the south end of Mombasa Island, and a walk around Mama Ngina Drive.
Pilot boat returns, having dropped the pilot on an incoming ship.
There were many huge baobab trees at the south end.
Fresh casava crisps (casava is a root vegetable, widely eaten here – also the source of tapioca)
The ship (a car transporter we think) approaches the entrance to the harbour.
A container ship leaves port.
Bird on a rail
Parts of the coastline are quite unspoilt, considering you are in town.
The golf course
Walking round the golf course
Quite a location for the golf course
The coral is in evidence
Unusual road sign (Tuk Tuks are little 3-wheeled taxis)
A park by the council office
Into Old Town
Not a lighthouse, but a mosque
Good tag line “You ring, we bring”
Then home via the shops, including pyrethrum shampoo to try to rid the puppies of fleas. As the sun set, we bathed the little wrigglers.
So, after a shower, Meld modelled one of her purchaces, a dress for church tomorrow.
Then it was definitely G&T time!