Took a cab to the stunning Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel and admired the infinity pool and swim-up bar beside the Red Sea. Walked down the pier to a small (maybe 20-seater) boat with two 200 HP engines which shot off like we were running drugs for the 20 minute ride to Isle Moucha. We stopped just short of the island to watch dolphins swimming alongside our boat.
Stopped at Blue Lagoon, a small beach with a bar, dive school and a few thatched beach umbrellas and beech chairs. Arrived at 8:30, left at 5 pm, the only excitement was a buffet lunch.
Swam several times in the warm clear water, had a couple of drinks, finished two books, listened to my iPod. That was it for the day.
Came back and took a cab directly to Sept Freres, a highly recommended restaurant for the local specialty, baked fish. It looked a bit run down, and it turned out that it was out of business. I walked back to my hotel for a shower and change, I am now thinking about a plan “B”.