Had big plans of getting up early to go for a run and go for an sunrise snorkel with baby black tip reef sharks. However, the bed in this hotel is so comfortable that we opted for a lie in instead!! Got up by 8am and enjoyed the view of the beach from the restaurant roof top with breakfast of eggs, sausages, toast and jam. Grabbed our snorkelling gear and headed straight for the beach. The rest of the day was spent either in the crystal clear turquoise waters or lounging on the white sands reading magazines and books. The reef just off the beach is grass, hard corals and a few large concrete blocks as a false reef. The marine life was beautiful and we saw some huge unicorn fish and trigger fish as well as an incredible yellow (with black spots) juvenile box fish and a really beautiful juvenile oriental sweet lips hiding amongst the coral. Jayne spent more time out in the ocean than I did which has resulted in a little bit of a sunburnt bum!!! Popped to a island shop around midday to get some water and then stayed in the room for a bit before heading out again to the sea. The current had really picked up so we didn’t stay out for very long, deciding instead to lounge on the sun beds reading our books and catching the last of the sun rays. Had a shower and walked to the other side of the island to watch the sun set before heading to a local eatery for dinner. Played chess whilst we waited for our tuna kothu rosi (a local dish) – it was delicious!! Popped back into the island shop to grab an ice cream before heading back to our room to watch TV and download our underwater photos from today.
Thursday 25th February 2016