......Flora and Fauna?
In particular I have been trying to identify some of the trees around me, for example the big one with fern like leaves and seed pods around 18 inches long that look like bigger versions of Carob Beans - they sound like thunder when they drop off the tree next door onto the corrugated roof of our askari hut.
The nearest I have been able to find is the African Locust Bean
Tree but I've asked a few locals if you can eat the seed pods / beans (as Carob beans taste like chocolate and are used in diabetic chocolate) and they say no, but it seems that locust beans can be used in a variety of food and drink related ways so I don't know if I've got the right tree.
Mind you i was on the gangway to the Moorings on Saturday and a lady was looking at some very strange little things that looked like shellfish / crabs but with two light coloured arms, legs, antlers?? sticking out back along the shell scurrying about the mud. I hadn't a clue what they were so we asked one on the waiters who helpfully told us that tthey were 'little creatures', then after a pause added 'that live in the sea', so maybe I'm reading too much into what the locals say