Last year, my birthday started out all right. I was alone as J. was traveling for work. I tried to make the most of it with a spa day. It went well until later in the evening when a power outage and a nasty email pretty much ruined the night. (I’m still annoyed by that email. It had a seemingly innocuous “Happy Birthday” subject line, but turned out to be someone airing out all her dirty laundry and pushing me to discuss family drama via email.) I vowed to make this year different.
I’m happy to reported that I succeeded! For my 45th, I decided a beach vacation was in order. I also decided that I wanted to learn how to kite surf. Diani Beach, on the Kenyan Coast, is well known for kite surfing…most of the time. Unfortunately, there was no wind during our stay. No wind = no kite surfing.
Still, we had a lovely time. Other than not having enough wind (there was a gentle breeze off the water, just not enough to kite surf), the weather was wonderful. We stayed at a great boutique hotel (The Maji, which I will review later). We really couldn’t complain.
It was a great way to celebrate. Here are a few pictures and a short video from my birthday getaway.