October 2014 II: Blue Skies and Red Frogs

It was only a couple of days before Teena from the US of A rose up from the ocean like a latter-day Venus and waded onto my boat.
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No really, there’s a sunken island just off the north west tip of Bocas town. It sunk in the early 90s after a big storm. At low tide you can walk on it… like Jesus!

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Wowsers.

We elected to stay in Bocas and the night progressed as one might expect, in a drunken and hilarious fashion.

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Introducing Trudy and Adam from AUSTRALIA (you’d never guess).

Somehow I knew we’d end up in Aqua Lounge…

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Oh Aqua.

Aqua Lounge is our school disco. They only play the worst music, and they play that exact same music every week.

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But it’s freaking hilarious, so we let it off.

The next day Teena and I picked up another two Couchsurfers, Daniel and Paty from Brazil, took them back to Jinja Island and we cooked up a storm!

20141026_213817It was Daniel’s birthday so we may have drinkied too muchy.
20141027_185108The next day I said my goodbyes to Paty and Daniel, and Teena and I headed for THE BEACH.
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And who should we bump into but Trudy and Adam from the other day.

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Son of a beach!
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Teena joins me in the shade, but isn’t happy about it.
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Perfect beach day!
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Yes, that’s me doing a handstand. No, really.

On the way back to the boat dock we even saw a Strawberry Dart Frog – the tiny amphibious wotsit what gives Red Frog its name.

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Look, but don’t lick.

Teena, being the good soul that she is, persuaded me to take Trudy and Adam back to Jinja with us.

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I wasn’t so sure…!

But first we travelled to Dolphin Bay together to see what we could see.

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And ladies, what did we see?

 

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Motherlovin’ DOLPHINS that’s what. Hell yeah Dolphin Bay!!

 

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Rockin’ out on a speedboat, with an ice cold beer, surrounded by Dolphins. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday afternoon…

 

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Of course when we got back it was time for a dip in Jinja Island’s own Starry Starry Bay.

 

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We actually ended up making two cakes for Daniel’s birthday, the second one after he left!

The next day everyone got their stuff together…

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See no evil…

It was time to say sayonara to Adam and Trudy…

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Maybe I should have chosen a less obvious shirt to sweat into.

And au revoir to Teena.

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“If you’re ever in the neighbourhood…”

But October wasn’t even over, we still had Halloween to look forward to.

Oh yes.

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