Day 112: Thursday 24 February 2011. Auberge Tara Plage, Kribi,
Cameroon. N02 54.342 E009 54.103 Distance driven 0
The Caribbean islanders have a term "liming", which
pretty well means lying in the shade of a palm tree contemplating the inside of
your eyelids. This is the perfect place for liming. It is without
doubt the prettiest beach I have ever seen, and that includes the Far East,
the Caribbean and the Bahamas.
There is no development for miles in either direction,
this auberge is a small, well run, place with about 20 rooms and a large open
restaurant/bar with large verandah right on the beach, with the surf thundering
on the sand. The beach is lined with palm trees which overhang the sand
and form perfect shade for limers.
In fact, I did do a few useful things today - I greased
the Land Rover and then walked into town with Vicky, a Canadian girl from the
Oasis truck, to go to the bank. It was very hot so we both came back on a
moto, 3 up!
Just down the beach, on a small promontory, a rasta
called Pierre has a small patch with a couple of tables under the palms and he
is preparing dinner for us tonight - a plateau of sauteed crevettes with
plantains and we are taking a bottle of white wine from our fridge as he has no
fridge there. When we visited him at midday he had the tables laid out and
decorated with hibiscus flowers. Should be good!