13.05.2018 - 13.05.2018
Happy 41st anniversary to my best friend and favourite travel partner, the love of my life: David.
Map of Rolas Island
We lie in bed this morning listening to the rain. Heavy rain. It rains when we walk to breakfast. We watch the rain from the restaurant. Heavy rain. It is still raining when we walk down to the bar. Then more rain as we make out way back to the room. We spend most of the morning sitting on the balcony watching – and photographing – the rain.
The hotel grounds are pretty 'free range', with all sorts of animals wandering around freely: pigs, goats, chickens, dogs and cats. And of course birds.
Yellow Billed Kite
A few weeks ago I bought a second-hand camera converted to Infrared, and have been looking for a chance to put it though its paces. A grey rainy day is certainly not the best condition for successful infrared photography, but I wander around the grounds with it all the same.
Instead of lunch we take a long siesta, and when we wake up again, the rain has stopped so we head for the pool.
It starts to rain once more, making the water quite chilly, so we go back to the room and change, then head for the bar.
Tonight's buffet is extensive, and there is something for everyone.
My 'minute steak', cooked to order
We finish the evening off in the bar with a last drink of the day.
Thank you Undiscovered Destinations for arranging this tour of São Tomé for us.