Peponi Beach Resort.  I am here to explore Pangani south of Tanga.  First visit is Peponi.  Only 25 km away it still is quite a busride, especially when the bus breaks down.  But there is another bus coming and we get picked up.  My mission is to talk with a couple of hotel owners how we could use Facebook to connect hotels and lodges to each other.  We have made a good start with www.facebook.com/meetingpointtanga and the idea of working for connecting places that like each other is growing.  I meet with the owner Dennis, and we agree to meet again now in the morning.

Low season.  Three couples and me (I?).  I get the Zebra banda. At dinner I start talking with a man who seem interesting but after his third whiskey I lose interest and return to my hut, after a brief visit to the moonlit beach.  It is full moon.

It is a strange experience to be a lone traveler in the perfect honeymoon place.  Huge romantic bed with the computer as my only companion.  But I get Internet to work and can connect with the one who should be here now.

Silent darkness.  Solitude.  I wake up by a nightmare, disoriented.  Heart pounding. Fall asleep again.

Roar of the tide. Sound of rain. Birds singing in the morning. Rising sun. I am up early for the sunrise.

It all helps me to become aware and alive.  What is happening now?

 

 

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RobinJakobsson
RobinJakobsson

Very touching post and great photos!

Thank you for writing it, and for sharing your feelings as well as your thoughts.

Your solitude cannot be confused with loneliness when you're sharing it.

It reminds me of a cold night in the mountains between Spain and France, it was freezing, full moon and we could hear cries that reminded us of wolves...

Keep BEING (and most importantly, FEELING), just like @AmandaHeijbel wrote, and thanks again for sharing!

AmandaHeijbel
AmandaHeijbel

Thank you so much for sharing, Leif! I associate this feeling to when I visited Lamu in Kenya alone. Take time o write, think and be you. It is all worth more than you might realize at the moment. Keep BEING!

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