Well ok they’re just eggs right now, but within two weeks they will hatch and small worms are going to crawl under my skin. My diving-buddie showed me his little toe, he had a worm crawling in there and almost cut off half his toe in despertion to kill it. He didn’t know where he got it from.
Today I went for dinner with two friends, after finishing a great meal (pizza in one of Malawis top restaurants, a fantastic contrast to the dinner the other day) we suddenly started talking about Lake Malawi. “Did you swim in it?” someone asked. “Yes, lots of times! It’s amazing, isn’t it? I went diving also, it was fantastic!” I said. “Do you have the tablets?” D asked. I didn’t understand what he meant. “What tablets?” “Well you have to take tablets after swimming in the Lake, there’s a parasite living in there that gets inside your body. It’s eggs get inside you if you have wounds” (which I had lots of) “and in six weeks time they will hatch and crawl under your skin.”
Tomorrow I will buy tablets as soon as we get to Lusaka, and pray that it’s not too bad. Anyway it was worth it, diving in the lake was fantastic. Over a thousand species of fishes live in that lake that you can find nowhere else in the world. Plus there was a sunken boat and a car pulled there buy the former owner of the dive center.