Just got back from work. Well, wrong again ; congrats to Apskip and Puddin for sussing out the long dhow ride. I'm checking the weather underground for anything that might have held up the boats. So everyone's agreed that the fort is our "grassy area"?
SLOWHATCH, I wouldn't bother checking the weather. What you saw was a producer-invented strategic delay to make sure that what happened in Thailand in AR1 did not happen in Tanzania in AR11. There was no really bad weather. They just wanted to slow down Charla/Mirna and Oswald/Danny so that did not get too far ahead(and I incorrectly said in another post earlier today that they don't do this except with airplane flights or boarding). They are almost 24 hours ahead of Joe/Bill right now, but only about 12 hours ahead of Eric/Danielle as best I can figure it.
I agree that:
- the producers held up the dhows...not only to prevent a runaway team, but also to prevent a logistical nightmare. (Phil would have to "greet" folks 24-36 hours apart - on different continents - he's good...but not THAT good).
- the "grassy area" (with those pesky mosquitoes) was in the old Fort. Since he had to fly BACK from (Kenya?) & teams were going to come in at intervals throughout the night (& early morning of the next day), production probably just parked in on the field for the 12-18 hour period.
- this was THE long interval (15 hours?) between first (C/M) & last (Guido) placed teams that Phil mentioned in his interview.
- Nairobi will NOT be used for tasks...maybe a place for a stopover (& as importantly a place for R&R and some needed bunching). It was mentioned on another thread of a very nice hotel / safari type lodge was "thanked".
Except for a couple of hours here or there, all teams (& even production) havent' seen a bed for over 2 days. (& I don't think Guido has seen on seen a bed for 3 days). Look for a little R&R in Nairobi & then on to Poland for 2 tasks, the TBC mat & then 2 additional tasks prior to the pit stop.