spent the morning spent on our private dock, reading. The
weather was too harsh for me to dive so I decided to wait
until the afternoon. I was going to brave the last dive
of the day which was to be only 45 feet in depth. On the
way to the dive site, we encountered harsh waves, and churning
water. Still, I got in water, started to go down, and discovered
there was virtually no visibility, and came back up. At
that point the current was very strong and we were being
hurried by Alonso (the dive master) so I decided to get
out of the water and get back on the boat with the boat
captain Tyrone. I probably could have done the dive, but
I really didn't want to be rushed and risk panicking again.
It will just have to wait for another time.
thing that will have to wait for another time: great food.
AKR is supposed
to have the best food of any of the resorts here, and if
so, I may never come back to the island. Some things are
done well, like the fresh baked bread rolls, and the soup
is usually good, but other things are just sloppy or downright
bad. Most of the main course lunches and dinners we've had
have been obviously pre-cooked and thus, over cooked beyond
recognition and drowned in the same brown sauce. It's absolutely
frightening what they do to fish here.
Then there's the issue of dessert. Almost every night it's
a variation on the same theme, usually a "pie",
which is in reality some sort of yellow cake with a frosting.
Tonight, however, "took the cake", if you will
pardon the pun. The menu said, "Moka Pie". Sounds
like it could be good, no? It was, again, the yellow cake,
sliced into layers, filled with whipped cream, and topped
with drizzled chocolate sauce and walnuts. Nothing mocha,
or for that matter, "moka", about it. And the
piece de resistance was a 1/2 inch slice of pineapple sandwiched
in between the layers of cream and cake. What is that about
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