Kroko Ind Day

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Wed 17 Aug 2016 22:57
Kroko, Indonesian Independence Day
 
 
 
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We jumped up this morning and saw a flag had been put up on the little sand island for Indonesian Independence Day. We took some little toys over for the children and a football, what a smashing picture the local boat made.
 
 
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We threw the ball for the bigger boys to race to.
 
 
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A bit of a game, a few photographs and we left the locals to their day.
 
 
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Beez Neez looks rather gorgeous.
 
 
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Next stop was to enjoy birthday cake on Wishful Thinking. Michael blew out his candle and made a wish.
 
 
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Gin’s cake making is top drawer and the crews of Afar VI, Beez, Soul and WT thoroughly enjoyed the delicious light sponge with jam and cream middle with a cup of tea. A local paddled up with his home-made (plastic bags) sail...............
 
 
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......................he offered us fish but they were so diddy no one bought, but what a picture with the volcano behind.
 
 
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We went over the far side of the bay to check out snorkel potential and enjoyed the scenery.
 
 
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On our way back we stopped as we both saw what we thought looked like the sort of bag oranges come in, in a spirally red – thinking that this might get caught in a propeller as it was a couple of metres in length we attempted to collect it. We both missed as Baby Beez was a bit stubborn and when I finally did get hold I found the weirdest thing, it was gooey, like slightly firm egg-white. Then it started to sink deeper in the water clearly offended at being man-handled, as it went down I only got this poor picture. Later we found out it was called salp.
 
 
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I put Bear in this picture as the ones without him look as if I’ve enhanced the beautiful blues.
 
 
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The seaward reef edge, just grass on our side.
 
 
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Locals out fishing.
 
 
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Back toward the islet to the left of Beez, we thought we would snorkel nearby.
 
 
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We found our spot, anchored Baby Beez and enjoyed the view of the anchorage.
 
 
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A wonderful place to snorkel.
 
 
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We all met later for a battle of Finska between the girls and boys. 
 
 
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A stunning place we will be sorry to leave on the morrow.
 
 
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As we were enjoying sunset a local boat arrived and we had a smashing time with the youngsters.
 
 
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ALL IN ALL A LOVELY, PACKED DAY
                     WONDERFUL TO SEE THE CHILDREN HAVING SERIOUS FUN