River Kwai Hotel
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Bus pickup at 9 Erwana falls Bus pickup at 4.30 Showered Get cash out Seven eleven - dinner was junk food crisps, chocolate & cookies Chilled-didn't go out- watched star Indian channel
Packed 2 lessons today After lunch - at 1 got minibus to town Met Louise & Rebecca at bus station Walked to river kwai hotel Got some beers Checked in Chilled by the pool Eve: walked to backpacker street Dinner at jolly frog - chips & pizza Sugar bar Left at 12ish with Bernadette crew
... with Group 6 led by Captain John Barnard to the jungle on the 9th October 1942. He was slim, fit, and good with his hands to build. The book The Endless Years by John Barnard ( which I read half of on the way over) is as close as we will ever get to knowing the journey that Dad took. He was undoubtedly with his great friend Edmund Dennehey in Group 6. Edmund was chosen as a driver. From the list of camps written by Dad, he was probably in the majority of them but some for ...
... much needed medicines.
We discussed the origins and etiquette of Mess traditions and the evolution of toasting across the centuries including the 'Man of War' Ships, the 100 year’s war between the UK and France among other things. We again returned to old Jock and toasted him. He was a Manly Rugby Union bloke who would have been well known in the beach area of Sydney prior to the war years.
Over to the Farang Road where we had a foot ...
... and then they all fell asleep..peace at last! I went into the bigger (teenagers) leopard cage to play with them with Kathleen. You can't really go in without a big toy otherwise they will jump on you and bite you because they are so playful. If you turn your back for a second like I did, you'll end up with a leopard on your back and it's teeth in you which by the way, really bloody hurt! They run around the cage, bouncing off the walls, it's crazy! Kathleen is so good with them, ...