Great storm last night and early this morning - driving rain and strong wind, and our room perched way on top was the perfect viewpoint! When we got up the rain was over and the streets were drying. Packed (our room was only available for one night so we have to move), had breakfast on our deck, and wandered around our floor taking photos of the Stone Town skyline and the streets below. Went by our new hotel, but the room wasn't ready yet. Went for a walk around and checked out a couple dive shops, but none of them operate out of Nungwi (north coast - where we want to go diving). Moved into our new hotel - much nicer. It cost a little more but that US$5 got us our own bathroom, air conditioning, a refrigerator, and nice furniture.
In the afternoon signed up for a spice tour tomorrow, shopped (actually just looked), and had a light snack before returning to the hotel. Rested, worked on my journal and email then in the evening headed out again. Did some more shopping (well, looking), then hit the Africa House Hotel. It's the old British Officer's Club, and the ideal spot to have a beer or two and watch the sunset - so we did. Went back to the gardens for dinner. While we were waiting for our selections to cook Tristan - a friend of Amy's from Peace Corps Morocco walked up! We hung out in the gardens and talked to him through dinner and dessert, then the three of us went back to the Africa House. After a couple more beers Tristan headed off to his hotel (he's leaving tomorrow), and we had a short, late night Internet session, and then also headed to bed.