Stephen & Anne
Sat 22 Dec 2007 21:23

37:06.612N 8:40.477W


We woke up this morning and saw blue sky. Thinking we were dreaming we went back to sleep…and then realised…it really had stopped raining and paradise was returning to normal in time for Christmas!


We jumped out of bed and headed for the local market to buy the local vegetables for Christmas dinner. No cherries flown in from Argentina here, only local produce, even some organic in origin, grown in local fields and of course chickens being sold (have you ever seen a live chicken in a carrier bag before…). I think buying chickens as Christmas presents for the children must be popular, lots were for sale and surely they couldn’t have been for…oh


We met Richard & Karen on Pyxis this afternoon. They are still desperately trying to leave Lagos, the “Velcro” port. We took a picture of the boat and have realised what is holding them to Lagos. Richard and Karen were pining for some sprouts for their Christmas dinner; weather being sunny and almost warm we decided to go for a walk around the local supermarkets. Success came in the furthest supermarket and the sprouts were duly delivered. Anne managed to persuade Stephen not to wrap each sprout individually and hide them around their boat.


Another quiet night in!



At last the real reason why Pyxis can’t leave Lagos nicknamed the Velcro port