Sailing around the World ( presently in Bali )

A Lady
Stephen Hyde
Mon 13 Sep 2010 10:03
We had rai all night,  around here they think the monsoons are comming early,   ohhhhh , bleedin lovely.
thats all we need, a continous warm shower all the way to Coco's Islands.
We had a slow relaxing morning, and the first thing on the agenda for today is the check out procedure at 09.30.........
This took just about  half an hour.  We got our ships clearances, but as Neill was on another Island overnight , he will have to do a special
sitting tomorrow morning before we leave,
An hour later we were off again in the taxi to Carrefour supermarket to do a major shop, as we basically have to have enough food
to take us as far as Mauritius, a total distance of 2,500 miles with a stop at the Coco's Keeling Islands for a few days on the way.
However , they have basically nothing there, and what they do have will be very expensive.
The shopping took 3 hours, and of course we had a coffee and an ice cream to boot.
15.00hrs We arrived back to " A Lady" and spent an hour storing and shelving all the food and dry goods. in the deep freezer,
in the presses, in the wet locker, under the floors, under and behind the seating in the saloon.  where ever we could find space.
17,00hrs Terry and Skipper went to the Skippers breefing at the yacht Club, presented by Rally control , Paul and Susanne.
18.30,  We all went for drinks on Tucanon, You know, the Dick and Irine couple from England. and later went off
in a taxi again in the rain to Lucatu for dinner,
We found a great restaurant with lots of dancing shows and super music,,  We all ordered " crispy duck "  the object of this trip.
and would you believe that what we got was more like " crispy dog " than  " crispy duck "  yach, yach,
22.00hrs,  Exhausted from eating dog, we got a taxi back to the marina and had an early night in our dog box.  oh I nearly
forgot the night caps,   short and sweet...
Into the scratchers and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Thats all .
Signed :-   Stephen Hyde   ( Skipper )