Monday, October 13, 2008

Black Friday?

While the major economies of the world were imploding, I was supposed to be laying on beautiful white sand beaches in Mozambique. Instead, the forces of nature conspired against me and I was down for the count like lots of other folks (except mine was a broken body). Got terribly sick with a serious ear/throat infection. Try dragging yourself to a clinic and attempting to communicate in Portuguese, "I CANNOT SWALLOW AND WE SHOULD JUST END THINGS NOW!" Thankfully, the doc was fantastic and hooked me up with some powerful antibiotics. My friend Tracy and I made it to the beaches of Tofo and the first full day it poured down rain, so we found some fun Swiss guys to hang out with while magnificent storms gathered over the ocean and provided a great backdrop to "Settler's of Catan" (German version), some local bead games, and local brew.
Wish I had the pictures to prove it, but spent one day snorkeling with whalesharks (magnificent, massive creatures that you really should google) and dolphins. Mama and baby dolphins circled our boat while we bathed in delicious ocean spray.

There is more to write, but as always, time is short. I'll give you the Swaziland update soon....

3 comments:

Peg said...

Thanks for the update - sorry you were "out" for a few days, but I know you'll make up for it! Way to go in finding fun anyway.

J.C. Austin said...

I am paralyzed with envy that you went swimming with whale sharks. Very high on the "things to do before I die" list. I didn't even know you could do it there. Ah, Mozambique...

Tonyalynne said...

glad you're feeling better...and enjoying your time with your friend, the water, swiss men, and all the inbetweens of your travels. :)

much love, dear cuz...

TL