Just a quick note to say we plan to leave for the Philippines on Friday. We’ll have lots of company and I’ll include the list when I know exactly. There might be 6 or 7 and I hardly cook for 2 anymore. I’ll make company PB & J which is peanut butter and jelly but it comes neatly cut and placed on a plate instead of whatever. I did make and freeze a tuna casserole and some applesauce wholewheat bread. Now I just need 2 and 2/3 more days of meals! Randal plans to get several take out orders of the curry fried rice at the little Chinese restaurant down the street and that will make things easier too. The passage takes 3 days and will be my first test of boat travel for real. You go non-stop.
Today has been a long day of doing stuff. Randal is actually back in China finishing up things there. I spent the morning in Tsim Sha Tsui doing chores and then more here on the boat this afternoon and evening. Instead of hurry up and wait, it’s wait then hurry up!
Here are some photos I took in Sai Kung. I have to admit I am fascinated by the English who can use a knife and fork at the same time and make eating more efficient and look more fun. Can you see the hands of the woman in white? Fork in left hand and knife in right. Now that I have semi-masterd chopsticks, I might tackle the British method next.
People in Sai Kung love their dogs. There are lots of specialty dog food shops and even a seat at the table when the family dines out! You know on mainland China dogs aren’t seen as so different from chicken or other animals so can be served for dinner. This pooch is having dinner served. No value judgement offered here, just the striking difference.
When we were walking along the beach promanade in Sai Kung, Randal looked down and noticed this old bike becoming a home for sea creatures. Our bikes look almost that bad!
Randal constructed this simple but brilliant contraption to collect the rain that gets trapped in the awnings on the sides of the pilot house. It funnels down the tube into the water holding tanks. The first heavy rain we used it filled half of the tank. We use the water for showers and dish washing not eating or cooking. Water we get at docks is the same; not for drinking. So this is great. Smart guy Randal!
ps. that is Sun Wah our neighbor boat built in the early 90s by Seahorse Marine.