Dinner at the Kia Ora hotel last nite, quite good, quite expensive like $100
each, but we had three courses and wine, so yerknow, not utterly bonkers. It
was *quite* good food but not spectacularly amazing – as though the main
chef wasn’t actually there and had put some of the stuff together at
lunchtime. No passion, somehow, and slightly nouvelle-borderline-stingy
portions, really. Also I had some grated truffley starter which was meh,
okay but not room-floodingly stinky like it should be.
This morning I apologised to a few people about a er previous blog, and
hopefully cleared things up there, I think.
Book swap with John and Suzanne on Demara in the morning, and on their
suggestion then went snorkelling off the dinghy near the pass. Lots of fish
very up-close in your face, esp if you fling a biscuit attem.
Met a Japanese lady at the Kia Ora last nite, staying alone, visits Rangiroa
three times a year for three week each visit. Jeez, it’s good but that is
quite excessive, I think.
I will probably be back to Rangiroa one day, but today we’re off to Tikehau
just 35 miles away. Apparently this has more fish in it than any other
atoll. No, I dunno how they found that out, can’t have counted them, can
they? Apparently it’s according to that Frenchie guy wassisname Jacques
Custard. Oops! Sorry, done it again. Something or someone is forcing me
to make “jack” jokes...
Finally hi to all on Cape who completed their transat recently and are in
Tobago, so hi to them, and jolly well done. Er I just re-read that last
sentence and it sounds as though not all of the people on Cape made the
transat – my sentence construction quantified/qualified the congratulations
only to those who completed the transat, the implication being that some
didn’t. So, rest assured that everyone on board made it all fine - apart
from the heat exchanger which sadly died, so they got towed in the last bit.