|A sunlounger and a book. That was basically our day.|
We headed for breakfast around 9am and I was served a huge pot of tea that took me over an hour to drink. Ed and I both read our books until gone midday, only rising to look at the view or to change between the sun lounger and hammock.
It was a blissfully relaxing morning. The most energetic thing I did was to text Becks.
|Building works in Cape Maclear|
We raised ourselves for a walk around 12:30. We headed west through the town and I was amazed how many curio sellers there were compared with the number of tourists in town. Thankfully we didn't get too badly hassled. There are more persistent touts on the beach, but the lodges seem to have it quite well organised and non of the touts come onto the properties.
Hitting the western end of town and not finding an internet café we turned round and headed to the Fat Monkeys, the most easterly lodge in the village. We were hoping to find a wifi connection and to get a drink. We mananged to get a drink.
|Sunset over Lake Malawi|
Around 3pm we walked back up the beach to our lodge to read and lie on the sun loungers. It was a hard day.
|Washing clothes by the lake shore|
After the sun had set we walked up the beach to a restaurant called Banapaya. There was a powercut in the village, the first we'd experienced during our trip, and the restaurant was lit by candles. For most of our time in the restaurant we were the only customer and the food took an hour to arrive (which seems to be about usual). The staff seemed genuinely pleased to see us and wanted to make sure we were happy which was nice.
After dinner we walked back down to our lodge, had a final beer and turned into bed at 9:15pm.
It was the most fantastically relaxing day, with gorgeous views as a back drop. You couldn't really ask for more.