Misfits Mid-Life Crisis Adventures in Tofo Mozambique (The NEXT Chapter).
Week 76, Saturday 28th November until Friday 4th December 2015.
Portuguese word of the week: “Chaves”, Keys, as in, were the frakk are those keys.
Happy B’day on December 2nd to MOZ, SAZ and HEL….
Saturday, the painting carried on at the dive shop as the regeneration of Liquid continues. Alberto and I were painting a small room that leads to the new classroom (the old gear room). We were desperately trying not to get paint on each other, I was up a ladder doing the top half of the walls and he was doing the bottom. We managed to get pint on the walls not on each other.
Sunday: The high light was rushing to grab my dive gear and get in the pool to assist Mike and Fanni with a DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) session. I didn’t bother with a wetsuit just swimming cozzie and scuba gear which felt strange. Really enjoyed the session and helping customers who were totally new to scuba get a feel for breathing under water was really enjoyable. Soon after I was leading a dive to “Salon”, the big highlight a large Octo. At the end of the day Patrick and I stopped at “Tofo Tofo” for one beer, three beers and a T-bone steak later we waddled home putting the world to rights.
Monday, my day off. I took mine and Patricks washing up to the bosses’ house. I don’t wear a lot, what I mean is during the work week I wear a Liquid t-shirt and shorts with swimming stuff underneath, at home I’m usually in PJ’s, so the amount of washing was not a lot. I made sure that I had an afternoon nap, these days off can be so tiring.
Tuesday, Happy b’day to my sisters SAZ and Hel and best friend MOZ. Lead a very full boat on safari, we came across a Whale Shark but by the time the customers were ready it had gone. We did see what we think were sharks on the surface but they didn’t hang either. Pippy (the small dog) bite a little girl who of course panicked and fell over two wall’s and broke a small water mains pump. I managed to take her hand and brought her back to the shop to clean her wound and bandaged her leg. This evening was new Doctor Who night Patrick and I stayed after work, with Joey pulling up a stool to watch the final 20 minutes.
Wednesday. Got to work, I couldn’t find a key to open a interior door. Then I had an idea, I climbed up and looked over the new wall (made of hardboard) and sure enough the keys were where they used to be. This is not much use anymore as the padlock is now on the outside. I was about to try and climb over the wall (its 8 or more feet high), when one of the local Liquid guys Manuel stopped me. He climbed over it with ease and recovered the keys. Lead another Ocean Safari, a small number of Dolphins spotted but they didn’t want to play.
Thursday. Went on a dive to “Giants” Sarah leading for the first time. As I dropped in to the blue, I noticed that at 24metres the viz cleared so I could actually see around me. Sure enough we dropped in the wrong place due to current and ended up at 39 metres. We all rose a little and looked at our compasses and made our way in the direction of the reef, which appeared shortly after. Once at “Giants we saw that we were at the south of the reef, there wasn’t much we could do just drift with it and keep ascending. Highlight, I did see the large Potato Grouper who hugs the reef wall.
Friday. I went on a dive to “Fingers”, saw a couple of Leaf fish which are always a delight. But the highlight were the football sized Jellyfish floating all around us. While the others are looking at beautiful fish, I’m up close and personal loving the Jellies, they look just so alien as the pulsate through the water. The plan was to then make our way to “Salon”, we never made it. But I was happy with all the Jelly action. Have started to paint a new sign for the beach (more to follow). At the end of the day couldn’t locate the new gear room keys, will check with everyone tomorrow.
In other news. I’m worried that I have been a total and complete bitch. Continued to try and learn Portuguese I’m supposed to be 19%. Chased a large spider around the hut for 10 minutes the jaws on it were huge. Feel for my friends and family in the UK as winter officially started on Tuesday. Bought some eggs to boil, I did and then eat them all…opps. Lost an entire series on my hard drive, but Patrick who is a dive instructor and computer techy recovered it, I had somehow moved it in to the Doctor Who file. Have started to organise next week’s visa run…
The Mid Life Crisis Conts……
This week I have been watching: “Doctor Who: “Sleep No More”, (Season 9/35, eps 9), “Da-Vinci’s Demon”, (Season 1, eps 1 to 2), “Extant”, (Season 1, eps 1 to 8), “Star Trek: Renegades”, (2015),
This week I have mainly been listening to: ”LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Whole Show)”, (28 & 29/11/15), “LBC Podcast: Nick Abbot (Mid-Week)”, (02/12/15), “Morrissey”, “Ash”, “Shed Seven”, “Tiffany”, “All About Eve”, “The Cure”, “Lana Del Ray”.
Reading: ” The Bees”, by Laline Paull, “Knit One, Kill Two”, by Maggie Sefton, “Morrissey List of the Lost”, by Morrissey and “A Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire” book 2 “ A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin.