After two whole days in the car, I was excited to get out and start exploring Mombasa! I was still a little sore from my accident the day before, but that wasn’t going to stop me from a day of firsts!
After a breakfast where the waitress was actually nice enough to ask me if I wanted cold or warm water, we headed south of Mombasa towards Tiwi Beach. Aunt Amanda was playing a game called frisbee there and we were going to cheer her on. I didn’t really want to ride in the car again, but boy, I’m glad I did! Tiwi Beach was SO cool! The water wasn’t the icky poopy-smelling water of Lake Victoria, but instead it was a delightful turquoise color and tasted of salty food and was as warm as the shower water mom uses to wash me when she finds a flea. Why can’t Lake Victoria be like this wonderful water they call the Indian Ocean?
Swimming in the ocean was super fun too. The water held me up differently than when I was in Lake Victoria so it was easier to stay floating and concentrate on my technique. And also, there were waves! I got to body surf into shore a few times, WOOHOO!
Enjoying a swim in the Indian Ocean
Later on, mom bought this weird, brown, hairy thing from a man on the beach. The man cut the top off and mom started drinking a strange liquid from inside. My favorite food is any food that my mom eats, so I was super curious about this thing she was having. Eventually she put in down in the sand and it was my chance to try. It was a flavor I’d never before experienced, and boy was it yummy 🙂 Later mom told me that this new treat was a coconut.
Eating my first coconut
The frisbee team, called the Mwanza Tossers, was nice enough to make me a team t-shirt to wear while I supported them, I like to think of myself as their team mascot. Anyway, I think I did a pretty good job of getting them excited and barking them on while they played another team from Arusha. GO AUNT AMANDA!
Go, Mwanza Tossers!
After a day of firsts: First Ocean, First Coconut, I was tired and so was mom so we called it an early night.
The next day, we decided to check out another beach in Mombasa, called Nyali Beach, right behind where we were staying. This beach wasn’t quite as nice as Tiwi Beach, especially since we arrived at low tide.
Nyali Beach with mom
But, just as I was thinking it was going to be just another day on the beach, another, new, giant animal strolled by. This animal had weird long legs, and a funny humped body. And it was wearing clothes, just like me! Mom said we could sit on this animal while it walked around on the beach and I wondered why anyone would want to do that, but I agreed since I have to listen to my mom. Apparently, this animal is called a camel.
Me and mom on a camel
So, as soon as I was that high up on the stinky camel I decided that I was not a fan and I let my mom know right away. I didn’t want to sit up there while the camel walked around, I wanted to be on the ground PLAYING with the camel! So, mom put me down and continued riding around by herself.
Afterwards, mom took me swimming again, which is great exercise for such an active little dog like me 🙂
Riding the waves
Do we really have to go back to Mwanza??