Today the wake up
call was at 06.00 and breakfast was served at 06.30! All in preparation for our
last hike. We'd had to pack our bags and leave them on the deck before we went
on the trip and then once the trip was over we were allowed to pick up our bags
and we had to leave straight away as the new guests would be arriving. So in
fact it wasn't really a 5 day trip as the last day was only a couple of hours.
Anyway, we were told
to wear long trousers and raincoats - we had neither! Paul didn't come as it was
his turn to be ill and he didn't really fancy heading into the middle of nowhere
without a toilet. It was about a 45 minute drive in the pouring rain to the
highlands. Once there we were kitted up in ponchos and wellington boots, very
attractive! We did see a couple of tortoises, one much bigger than the other.
Amy refused to believe that the larger one, who was sat in a mud bath, was real.
That was until bubbles appeared in the water at the rear of the
Jack managed to
squeeze himself into an old tortoise shell that was at the end of the walk. He
really struggled to lift it as it weighed so much. His face was bright red from
And that was it, the
end of our 5 day cruise. All in all we had a fantastic experience and decided
that it was definitely worth the money. The service provided was first class and
we couldn't fault it, the guides were extremely experienced and knew exactly
what they were talking about. We were looked after very well and we couldn't
really complain about anything!