2nd Day Bali

Beez Neez now Chy Whella
Big Bear and Pepe Millard
Wed 14 Sep 2016 22:57
Our Second Day in Bali
There were to be no formal rally events on Bali then we hear there will be a welcome dinner at eight o’clock. That time changed from 16:30,17:00, 18:00, 19:30, 20:00 back to 19:30 until there were scrambled message about 18:30/ Why oh why Raymond (rally co-coordinator) cannot drop us a bullet point email each week we’ll never know....... Going ashore at sunset.
Following others in.
The anchorage from ashore. Two rallies are in.
Tonight the dolphin was laser lit.
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The ‘welcome’ dinner was nothing more than a grab a table amongst the other diners, choose from the buffet and move on. No speeches, no nothing to suggest this was a rally event.
The front was crammed with scooters and motorbikes.
Temporary market stalls as far as the eye could see.
Years since we seen goldfish in bags at a fair.
Bored and fed up, the rest hope to go unnoticed.
Disgruntled, loads of us settled in a bar but it ran out of Bintang beer. Determined to make an occasion out of being in Bali we moved to the beach and enjoyed a really good band. 
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During the performance one of the barmen entertained and dished out doses of what was probably arak, local hooch from a bottle between times balanced atop his head.
Mask on and centre stage.
Back in the crowd, now flaming.
Dancing with a tourist.
Along the beach a gambling business, in many ways similar to roulette. So much money changed hands, satchels, bags, piles and baskets of the stuff. You can bet on a number, pair, group of four and when all bets placed a man rolls a heavy ball on a dimpled surface with corresponding numbers, where it settles is the win. A few rallyers put a few bob on and left as soon as they broke even. Locals had been at it for hours. Time for bed said Zebedee.........
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