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We woke around seven, MDW had a restless night. We looked outside to see we were not moving. Met Sylvia for sit down breakfast during which time the boat was fully anchored. We asked Katalin (our favourite waitress) if it was worth getting off. She didn't think so unless you wanted to go swimming or snorkelling so we have planned a quiet day on the lido deck. The Lido deck is an adults only area and today very quiet. We got a corner ...
Our next stop is Isle of Pines, discovered by Captain Cook in the late 1700's. It's a beautiful island whose name describes it perfectly; white sandy beaches densely covered with huge pine trees. We go for an early morning snorkel, and are lucky to spot a couple turtles, a cuttlefish (unusual for that area), lots of cool jelly fish and an octopus with a head the size of a bowling ball. Rox didn't scream in her mask, and ...
... beach. From the
distance, a circle of women stood cutting tropical fruit such as
papaya, pineapple, watermelon, and mangoes. Locals were running to
and from the makeshift huts, their whole aim seemed to be, to please
our group. Other women in bright colored dresses were fashioning palm
hats matched with bright petals of gorgeous flowers. The woven
palm hats, and fruit were free and some people dropped a few US
dollars in an empty basket as ...
... fascinating sport. All the while, Emilie and Gladys were catching up as they had not seen each other in many years.
Upon reaching the cabins, we did try to make a fire, but without much success. My lack of much practical intelligence, as well as high winds, did not make the task any easier. It was only with Fred arriving and some smart thinking on his part that we were finally able to get a fire going. It served us well and, ...
... after the cyclone hits Noumea, the computer models are predicting it will turn south to where we will be located. The captain will provide another update today. We have an invitation to brunch with the captains at 11:00 am as we were past cruisers. All of us except Beth and Chappy will attend. The weather is sunny and about 28C today. Still winds are about 25 mph so it does not feel too hot. ...