Day 307, Year 5 Sunday Lunch at Sakatia Towers
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2010
Weather: Another Beautiful Day with Light Winds
Location: Nosy Sakatia, NW Madagascar

Today was a free and easy Sunday. We went snorkeling in search of nudibranchs. We found none but we had a great snorkel, catching the tide at just the right time to have good clarity. The big find for today was a juvenile Semicircle Angelfish. We saw an adult in the Bay of Islands in Fiji but have never seen another. The adult is large with blue, green, and yellow coloration and is not particularly spectacular. But the juvenile is dark blue with white lines that begin at the nose as vertical lines and then begin to curve until they are crescent-shaped near the tail. I saw a larger juvenile while snorkeling here a couple of weeks ago but we didn’t have the camera with us. Today we were able to get a photo of this beautiful little fish.

We had lunch on the Sakatia Towers deck with seven of John’s guests, Ed and Lynne of Constance, Claude, Aileen, and John (a visitor) of Koukouri and John, and Bruce and Bierget of Irene from South Africa and a couple visiting them from South Africa. Two of John’s guests are Australians that are leaving here and heading to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro, another young woman traveling alone from Switzerland, a couple I didn’t meet, and then an older couple that just arrived from South Africa who were very good friends of John’s parents and have known John for many years. So it was a wonderful mix of people with great food.

Tomorrow we go to Hell-ville by taxi to take Mark’s computer in to try and get rid of the virus that has been a problem for weeks now. We’ll do a little shopping and then return. At some point tomorrow, we hope to make a decision on what we are doing with the last three weeks we have here in Madagascar. One thing is for sure. We need a couple of days of down time as we have been partying nonstop since Friday. It’s a tough life but somebody’s got to do it!

100829 Day 307a Nosy Sakatia, Madagascar–Underwater Sakatia S
100829 Day 307b Nosy Sakatia, Madagascar–Lunch at Sakatia Towers