It's easy to forget, when working long hours frequently spread over six days in the week, that people from the UK spend thousands of pounds to come on holiday here. So, last Saturday my friend and colleague Darcey and I took ourselves off to Sunrise Beach, on the other side of the Kigamboni Ferry.
Just to explain the ferry, as is clear from the map below:
there is a large inlet forming a natural harbour, with a very small opening. So the Kigamboni ferry has just a short journey to go, 24 hours a day. There a number of ways across the ferry, by car can involve a huge wait, but by foot or by bijaji means you get pretty well straight on.
Most of the best, private beaches are on the south side, one exception being Kunduchi where Stephen and I went a few weeks ago. We were heading to Sunrise Beach, please note the monkey in the middle:
The beach is rather nice:
and for some people - and animals - working life just carries straight on:
There's the chance to buy various gifts, prices vary enormously according to ability to negotiate which in my case is pretty poor:
with a variety of fishing boats around:
The evening was pretty good, not sure that this picture really captures it:
So, all in all, a highly enjoyable day. Many thanks to Darcey for getting me out, much appreciated. So much to be thankful for being here,.