Hotel Gran Puri Manado
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... as there was no protection from the winds and currents.
After a terrible sleep we upped anchor early for the next leg offshore to our chosen atoll. The winds picked up nicely and we were rewarded with a perfect reach, pushing the boat along at 8-8.5 knots across the straight. About half way across we passed a very large monohull that was out ‘day sailing’, and they decided that they wanted to see how they could perform vs. a small catamaran. The boat turned around ...
... an air leak around the "O" ring and also lost a bunch of air from a faulty valve on my reserve mouthpiece so I was down to 40 Bar while Yuki was still at 120. Maybe my breathing was not well controlled. Nervous, maybe. But whatever the reason, I was running out of air. So I dropped my mouthpiece and used Yuki's reserve, and we swam arm in arm for 15-20 minutes enjoying the wall and the edge before the drop off. The plethora of ...
... ever need, shopping malls, shiny pizza restaurants and nice hotels. Needless to say we made the most of all of the towns facilities.
We even managed to justify one more night in Manado after our tour of Tangkoko just to sleep in a clean mosquito free bed and have a hot shower in a clean bathroom.
The main attraction ...
... with food. We just managed to finish eating before there was a power cut and the owners spent a good 30 minutes getting the generator running, we headed to bed and tried to get some sleep ready for a 5am start for round two in the morning.
Our second trek was a little less arduous as the sun hadn’t yet risen, we walked back the same route to the jungle in search of the Black macaque monkeys. Sadly the Black Macaques have ...
... hand and thanked her profusely as we went to check out the hotel, deciding on Hotel Regina which was much the nicer we even had a shower with boiling hot water!
That evening we went to Macdonalds. All that unhealthy salt and fat was delicious after eating so many rice, fish and fruit based meals for three weeks. It's weird how little things like that can make you happy. The streets of Manado are absolutely filthy and we saw a few rats scuttling about, we haven't seen ...