I had decided to concentrate
on finishing King Neptune (rather like a bit of a homage to him in view of the
next leg of our trip).
was very time consuming, finding the right size and coloured shells to add, so
progress was slow.
At 4pm each day, I would pack
up my materials and walk down the hill to the main road.
It just so happened that I had
to pass really cute little place called Fresas Mary, which is a little place
that sells Strawberries in every combination you can
So I would have Strawberries
and cream and a cup of tea, before setting off on my way back to my cabana for
If nothing else, I was getting
plenty of exercise, walking to and from the
On Wednesdays the gardens are
closed to the public, but I went in to do some more to the mural. The only staff
there, were a couple of locals, who tend and water the gardens, oh yes, and kill
The store room was locked, so I couldn’t
get my materials, so I decided to go down and clean up the work I had done so
far, taking off the excess plaster.
Serge, the gardener was coming
out of the aviary as I was going in, which gave me a bit of a ‘start’. But as I
found out later, I’d have had a much bigger start if he hadn’t been, because he
had just caught and killed a big, venomous
So for the previous couple of
days April (another volunteer with green thumbs) and I had been working in the
aviary totally unaware of the snake that was in