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Pongwe Beach, Zanzibar

I have been absent from the blog in the last few days, mostly because there wasn't much to say.  We sadly left Chumbe Island on Wednesday and came back to the Zanzibar mainland to soak in the sun on a different beach. The morning that we left Chumbe Island it was very windy.  In fact I couldn't sleep because the wind was so fierce that it felt like our hut was shaking and the waves were crashing heavily...it was so loud that it was hard to sleep, so I basically didn't.  I thought there was a hurricane or something outside, but of course I was overreacting.  We had to take a small boat from Chumbe Island back to the mainland.  It took about 45 minutes and it was very choppy water, I had to concentrate on not losing my breakfast.  Sadly that same morning, about two hours after we left, a ferry crossing the same path carrying 300 people sunk right in front of Chumbe island.  Apparently half of the passengers are either dead or have not been found.  We feel very sorry for the lives lost and are very happy not to have been on it, its a scary thought.  For the last 2 days we have been at Pongwe Beach to end our African adventure.  Again, it is white sand beaches and clear water.  I'm amazed Tyler hasn't poked his eyes out yet as there's not much to do except read and play scrabble.  We've definitely taken advantage of the happy hour here :).   There are a couple of cats that hang around the dining area... Tyler has snuck them food now and then , "accidentally" dropping food morsels.   He loves his cats.  Oh ya and a bird pooped on his e-reader...lol.  We've had a nice time.

Posted by tanyatyler 05:52 Archived in Tanzania

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How awful for all those people on that other ferry. We're so thankful you are safe and will soon be on this side of the world.
Love. Mom & Dad

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