17:44.87S 168:18.66E Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu. 16th July PM
Last night we went to a restaurant called L'Hostalet which is fairly famous
in Port Vila for its exotic menu. I had flying fox (fruit bat) in a red wine
sauce that was really good. There's plenty of meat on one fruit bat and
there's no wings, fur, little pointy teeth or a face like Peter Cushing to
deal with on the plate. It's a bit gamey, a bit like hare. Colin had the
coconut crab which he tells me has an unusual taste for crab as they mostly
scuttle about in the rain forest.
Today we had an abseil down a 50 metre waterfall with Gerrie (Wizard), Petra
(Viva) and Val (Blue Flyer). Fun but a bit chilly. It was all very safely
organized but that didn't stop me falling over a rock at the bottom and
twisting my ankle. It occurs to me that fruit bats probably have little
interest in abseiling.