KA Michael's Birthday
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Tue 16 Aug 2016 22:57
Michael's Birthday on Kroko Atoll
All the boats in the anchorage assembled on the beach for Michael’s birthday. Gin outlined the rules....................
......................for the skittle-like game Finska.
Gary led off for the boys team, then became our scorer. The ‘skittles’ begin in a numbered pack and the first person can just lob or roll at them with a similar sized baton to the pegs. If you knock one down you get the score of the individually numbered peg, if you knock down two or more you score the number knocked down.
Sarah leads off for the girls and is disappointed, but early days yet. Just look at the scenery, the tide was going out so the little sand island grew as we played.
As the pegs get knocked down they go from a tight cluster to spread out, standing where they were scattered to. The team has to get exactly fifty, if you go over the team score is immediately halved to twenty five. If a person misses three times they are out for that round.
Gary was very strict with his scoring and dare let anyone walk too close to his ‘score sheets’. At the end of the first game and really annoying for the girls, the boys needed twelve. Bear settled beer in hand, ducked, threw – 12. The girls pulled back with great throwing from Bev and Gin. One all so a play off.
Birthday Boy Michael chats to Mike as the skittles lay in wait for the battle........ First, everyone has to get another beer. How amazing to be playing on a beach (that will be teeny when the tide comes in), a full moon over an active volcano – it really doesn’t get much better. If only our family and friends were the other side of the bay......... Exactly the same thing happened, the boys needed eleven and yes, you-know-who stood, bent, threw, 11.
Time to get the fire started and enjoy the sunset.
A lovely sunset.
....... as fireworks and singing Happy Birthday for Michael brought more laughter.
Final light of the day.
Campfire songs and happy chat amongst this group of friends.
ALL IN ALL A REALLY GOOD FUN NIGHT
WHAT A HERO
GROWLING AT SOMEONE SO VERY MODEST