Another Awesome Day In Nivani

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Mon 14 Sep 2009 09:27
Dear All,
Just had another great day! Today was pretty cool because we got to help out with the construction of a hut for the Rally Boats. I had the the opportunity to spend some quality "bloke" time in the equivalent of the PNG Bunnings as we cut down poles and transported them to the beach to bulid the hut. Clearly there was money on how long the "Dim Dim" would last - the local ladies won, all I heard was local language and "Dim Dim" followed by huge laughter. The locals are pretty cool and through working alongsde them you get a good handle on their culture.
The other good thing that happenned today was that another five boats turned up - three with kids aboard, one with two girls very close in age to Grace and Sarah. Tomorrow we will all meet up again on the beach to continue building the hut and to learn to weave coconut palm into roof coverings  (women's work, apparrently). The girls are having a great time of it.
So, life in Nivani is pretty cool, and we are enjoying ourselves immensely. Until tomorrow, TTFN