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... ride in as the countryside is just beautiful.
We met Bill (Rose's husband) and the four of us dined in the MDR for lunch, then headed upstairs to have a beer.
The rest of the day and evening was spent lounging around. We did catch up with Bill and Rose in the Avenue Saloon for a drink after dinner.
Tomorrow will be a sea day, good day to get caught up on odds and ends.
Until next ...
... and their son Thierry were waiting for us just outside, relieved that we had finally arrived after two days of delays. We talked and caught up on news as we walked to the car and they drove us the short way to the waterfront of Saint Denis where they had reserved a hotel room for us. It was about 23:30 by the time we checked in and said goodbye for the night. Although we mostly just sat in taxis, on planes and in lounges, it has still been quite a long and tiring ...
... good 4x4.
After Dubai we had five great days at sea with temperatures of 30 and only dropping back to 27 at night with glassy seas and light winds. We did not need to put our pirate drill into action. We saw a few container ships and a few freighters but no military activity except for being buzzed by a P3 Orion aircraft leaving the Straights of Hormuz but could not identify its nationality as with all good military aircraft it came out of the sun, but probably US or at least NATO. Next ...
... as they weren't English. At least we knew we were on the right path.
One behind the other we walked besides a small river and we came across a little settlement with animals and what we thought was an old lady staring at us (it was beginning to feel like a horror movie scenario at this point). We decided to continue down the path and it was a local man, selling refreshments, so I ...