In a previous post I showed off my most awesome room. Now for the rest of the place.
After dragging myself out of bed, I’d go over for breakfast, served here:
They made really good iced coffee here. Fruit and sugar-filled deliciousness was brought to the table BEFORE they took the breakfast order:
While at breakfast, Judy, the chef, would come by and let us know what was for lunch and dinner. But we were always able to go off-menu and ask for cheeseburgers (I didn’t) or Sushi (thought about it) or whatever else. The menu was also written on a chalkboard in the lodge area:
This was the view from the dining area (for dinner, tables were set up right on the beach. Heavenly. You can just imagine what that sky was like).
The lodge had a very cool lounge area where we’d have drinks before dinner or just hang out during the day:
The bar, with a bead curtain made of recycled glass beads:
The ashtrays are also made of recycled glass, by the same company that makes a lot of the serving pieces used here and at Lake Manyara:
I previously mentioned that there are no sidewalks here but there is one walkway:
It leads from the lodge to the dive shop, gift shop, library and office. Did I mention I went scuba diving for the first time? Yes I did! Anyone who knows my relationship with water will understand what a big deal that was.
I spent a lot of time in the water here, as opposed to ON the water, although there were options:
I also took a walk around the island – it’s pretty small, took about half an hour:
Along the way there were several felled trees – gorgeous smooth sculptural driftwood:
When was the last time you found red coral on a beach?
This is a shot I took in their office – I liked their system:
Needless to say I was devastated when it was time to leave. I travel a lot, I leave a lot of places. I am rarely emotional about it – but this was one of those teary times. Here’s the scene as we pulled away:
And it doesn’t help that this is my view at home: