Washed Adrift: The Last Day on The Zambezi

Elephants on Zambezi River in Zambia Africa

I awoke to see gentle rays of sunlight filtering into the tent.

Morning already?

I rubbed my sleepy eyes, not quite believing dawn could have broken.

I stained my ears, hearing the faint murmuring of people who were already moving around. I heard the crackle of the campfire and the morning songs of familiar birds.

It really was morning. And by some way of a miracle I had made it through the duration of the night without needed to pee! I smiled. Maybe I was finally overcoming my curse. Maybe I wouldn’t need to pee in the night again. Maybe I’d actually make it home alive!

The morning commenced, following the same pattern as the two previous days. We packed our belongings away, flattened our tents and enjoyed breakfast under the glorious morning sun.

Then it was time to take to the river.

I slipped into the vibrant blue boat, feeling it wobble slightly on the shallow water as I settled.

Silently moving downstream, we fell into an even rhythm and once again found ourselves mesmerised by the sights and sounds that played out in front of us.

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