Sunday today. i have been chilling for the last couple of days mostly. today I went on an explore to take some photos. i had reasonable success.
I then got distracted by some bloke for qbout two hours. one of the problems of talking to people a lot is that occassionally you end up getting sidetracked by people who turn out to be nutters.
I am off to the field from tomorrow until next saturday. we are going to a village miles away from the nearest road up in the hills. its going to be all kinds of knackering.
Its strange, i have been off since tuesday afternoon just chilling for various reasons and I felt that I had recovered on about friday but now I feel even more tired.
hoping that doing the exercise of a week of transects willperk me up. and kill me again likely as not.
I have been thinking about doing a little bit of travelling after i have my data. it is fraustrating that I am this close to madagascar but dont really have the time to go there. I plan to go to moheli at some point, one of the other islands of the comoros, and see turtles laying their eggs. they also have a marine reserve so i want to go see that.
I think I might go to moheli about 10 days before my flight, see that a bit and then move onto grand comore wjhen I have seen the things I want to see and see some stuff there. madagascar will have to wait.
Im getting some great photos out here. i went to gget some of people today, as you have to chat them up a bit first. its easiest if they have a kid cos then i can make them laugh by getting my hair out.
the thing ive been trying to capture is the haphazard building approach
like 4 storey buildings which reach the other side of the street, have the steps on the outside and have palmleaf huts on the outside. they build buildings over a series of years here, building a new bit when they have the money, meaning that there are loads of empty shells of buildings. there are a lot of ruins as well, many in the center of the town, just big piles of rubble.
Ive been reading harry potter.
loving the escapism, i always get wonderfully transported by harry potter.
anyway nothing much exciting has happened, i have just been relaxing. next week is going to be tough I think.
much love to all