Marty the Motorcycling Giraffe
Story 51 Marty’s greatest adventure part 2 Marty’s last bachelors weekend party.
Marty the motorcycling giraffe has had many adventures, but now he is very excited as he is about to start on his greatest adventure of them all, he is soon to get married to his girlfriend Gillian the Giraffe
Today Marty is getting ready for his last weekend as a bachelor. He and his good friends Peter, Emmanuelle and Victor are going away for a weekend of fun on the
But first Marty plans to ride to the Masai Mara to have breakfast with his brother (Gary) and his brother in law (George). Gary and George were invited to the bachelor party weekend, but they preferred to stay on the Masai Mara and eat twigs an leafs form the top of the acacia trees, as they don’t like doing things that they think were “ungiraffe like”
So Marty got up very early in the morning and was on his motorcycle heading towards the Masai Mara as the sun rose over the horizon like a big ball of orange fire bringing a warm glow to the morning.
“Its going to be a nice weekend” thought Marty as he whizzed along the grassy plains of the Masai Mara to the place where Gary and George were waiting for him.
“Jambo Marty, are you feeling nervous with the big day approaching”
Gary shouted above the noise of the
Marty turned his motorcycle engine off and replied “a little but just now I am more excited about have a special time this weekend”
Marty then joined Gary and George for a special bachelor’s breakfast and they chomped heartily on the lovely juicy twigs and leafs from the very tops of the trees.
The three giraffes had a lovely breakfast and a great time chatting about old times with
embarrassing Marty with tales of when he was a little baby giraffe. Gary
Soon it was time for Marty to go one his way to meet up with Peter, Emmanuel and Victor for the rest of the bachelor party weekend.
“Well goodbye little brother, enjoy the rest of your weekend and we will see you at the wedding” said
“yes and the best of luck to you and Gillian” added George. Gary
Marty then jumped onto his motorcycle nd started to whizz back along the road to
Marty had planned to meet Peter, Emmanuelle and Victor at a small airstrip just outside
Nairobi, where they
are going to catch a small aeroplane and fly to the . island of Zanzibar
The four friends climbed into the small aeroplane, and the pilot asked them to put there seat belts on as he started up the engine. The small plane soon started to whizz down the runway and take off into the skies.
“Ooh this is quite scary” cried Victor , who had never been in an aeroplane before.
“Don’t worry” Marty reassured him “I have been in lots of aeroplanes and they are quite safe”
The small aeroplane then flew across the East African countryside, giving the four friends a wonderful view of the large African plains and all the small towns they passed on the way.
After a while they passed the mighty
Kilimanjaro that even towered above the height the small plane was
“Wow that is a very big mountain! I can hardly believe that you climbed to the top of it Marty” exclaimed Emmanuelle
“It was a very hard climb” agreed Marty “but I was very proud to be the first giraffe to make it to the top”
Eventually they flew past the Kenyan coast line and out over the sea, which looked very deep and blue from the aeroplane, and there in the distance they could see the palm tree lined, whites sands of the
looks amazing, you have made a good choice of place to hold this bachelor party
weekend Peter” exclaimed Marty excitedly. Zanzibar
After a rather bumpy landing the four friends collected their belongings and headed out for the beach cabin that Peter had booked for the weekend.
It was a beautiful beach hut which over hung the sea and forms its balcony the Marty, Peter, Victor and Emmanuelle could dive into the clear blue water, and swim around the shallow shores and chase the little fishes amongst the rocks.
After a while Peter announced that it was time to try out some deeper swimming as he had hired a boat and some scuba diving gear so that they all could doo some diving in the deeper ocean.
“That’s sounds like a really exciting adventure” exclaimed Marty
With Peter and Emmanuelle taking turns to sail the boat it wasn’t long before they were well at to sea and the sandy beaches were only a dot on the horizon.
“This seems like a good place for a dive, lets get our wetsuits on” shouted Peter.
Squeezing the tight wet suit over his long legs and extremely long neck was very difficult and by the time he as ready, Peter, Emmanuelle and Victor were already in the water and diving below the boat.
Marty shouted “harambee” very loudly as he jumped off the side of the boat and made a huge splash as he hit the water.
The four friends then spent an excellent couple of hours swimming as deep as they can and spotting all manner of sea animals (including some very big and quite scary fish).
Peter swam off to some far rocks under the water, turned back to the other and signalled for them to come up to the surface.
“What’s the matter Peter?” asked Victor when they got to the surface of the water.
“Past the rocks I swam to in the distance I can see an old sunken ship, we could sail the boat over there and dive down to it”
They all agreed that this sounds like a very exciting idea and they climbed back in the boat and made sail for the area Peter saw the sunken ship.
When they reached the correct spot Peter let the boats anchor down and with a giant shout of Harambee the four friends jumped into the water and started swimming down to the ship wreck that was lying deep down on the bottom of the ocean.
It was a long hard dive down the the ship wreck, but well worth the effort and the four friends had a great time swimming around and into the wrecked ship.
Suddenly Emmanuelle started to signal excitedly for the others to come quickly so Marty, Peter and Victor swam to the far side of the ship where Emmanuelle was holding some material in his hand, as they got closer Emmanuelle unravelled the material to reveal tht it was a Jolly Roger (the skull and cross bones flag of a pirate ship).
THIS WAS AN OLD PIRATE SHIP!!!
The four friends really enjoyed swimming in and out of the pirate ship, and looking at the canons that were still on deck, when suddenly Victor found something exciting hidden in the captains cabin.
Marty, Peter and Emmanuelle swam down into the cabin
Where Victor was pointing to a secret door that he had managed to break open that led to a small long hidden tunnel. They all looked into the tunnel and could see something shiny at the end of it.
Marty then put his long neck through the hole and saw that the shiny thing was a small chest; he managed to get his head over the chest and pulled it back into the cabin with his chin.
They were very exciting about the find so they quickly lifted the chest up and swam back to the service and climbed back on there boat.
“Quick open it up” shouted Victor excitedly.
Emmanuelle used on of the tool from their boat to prize open the chest and they all gasped when they saw it was full of gold coins al shining brightly in the bright sunshine
“Wow real pirate’s treasure” shouted Peter who then added “I can hardly believe that we have found another treasure chest”
They then sailed their boat back to the shore and carried the treasure chest to their beach cabin and agreed tht they would split the treasure up when they get back to
“It will certainly help pay for your wedding Marty” stated Emmanuelle,
“That’s true” replied Marty “I am amazed at how expensive a wedding is to arrange”
Later that evening Peter had arranged a beach barbeque party and lots of the local people from the island came along, as they had heard all about Marty's adventures and that he was going to get married to Gillian soon.
They all had a great time cooking some lovely sea food on eh barbeque (but of course Marty doesn’t eat that sort of food so he just ate some twigs and leafs), drinking smoothies and dancing to some music played by a beach band.
Emmanuelle was particularly enjoying buying the smoothies from the bar because there was a particularly pretty binti (young lady) called Moira serving the smoothies.
“I love the way she miles and say karibu (welcome) every time I say
asante (thank you very
much) when she serves me a smoothie” said Emmanuelle to the others. sana
“Oooh Emmanuel’s in love” teased Victor and they all started laughing.
The party went on all night and the sun started to rise in the horizon when Marty, Peter, Emmanuelle and Victor decided it as time to go back to the beach hut and get some sleep
It was quite late the following afternoon before they all woke up and they were still a bit tired so they spent the rest of the weekend just lying on beach sunbathing and drinking smoothies.
But all Emmanuelle could do was talk about Moira and how he would like to see her again
“You should invite her to the wedding, all girls love a wedding” said Peter
“Good idea” replied Emmanuelle and he ran off down the beach to the smoothie bar to invite Moria to Marty and Gillian’s wedding.
Emmanuelle cam back with a big smile and told the others that Moria had agreed to come to the wedding and that now he couldn’t wait to get back to Nairobi to make plans for Moira to visit so he could take her to the wedding
“I can’t wait to get back to
” either said Peter “because I am
really looking forward to telling Gloria about the treasure we found” Nairobi
“I can’t wait to get back to
so I can start spending the treasure
money” laughed Victor. Nairobi
“Well I can’t wait to get back to Nairobi either, because I am getting married to the most beautiful lady giraffe in the world” sighed Marty and then he added “which I think will be the greatest adventure of all for:
Marty the motorcycling giraffe
Look at next saturday (9th June) for the final story in Marty's year of adventures, "Marty's greartest adventure, part 3 Marty and Gillians big day"...your all invited to the wedding