July 26, 1987

7/26/87 Lamu

at the Castle Inn

We arrived in Mombasa around 8am with another four hours to kill before our flight left for Lamu. I ended up just writing letters. The town was in a great uproar because there were three or four US Navy ships in the port including a helicopter carrier. We got a good look from our small plane.

The Lamu waterfront at low tide

Lamu is on an island with no cars. The plane even lands on another island and it’s a five minute boat ride across to Lamu. We were met by Merle and a friend of NOLS, "Crazy Bob." After checking in we did some exploring. We all got together for a grilled lobster dinner for 60 shillings, about $4 at the Mzuri Kabisa.