Summary of week

by Adam

Relatively quiet week overall.

On Friday night, we went out to drink (celebrating a project milestone).  It was nice to be out of camp on a Friday night.  There was a bus that brought us there.

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We found a good place to sit and talk.

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There were snacks and drinks.  Then dinner.  The food was good.IMG_7925

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On Saturday, the buses weren’t frequent, so there was a big crowd waiting to get into the bus.

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Got to lunch to eat this.

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On Saturday evening, I got to see the pre-ops band play at the bar, just very quickly while waiting to be picked up to go to Deon and Rob’s place for Deon’s birthday barbeque. 

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It was really nice to go out of camp for the second night in a row (and second Saturday night in a row, since we went there for Australia day barbeque last week too!).  It was really dark outside, which let us see the stars really well!

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Sunday… I got up, had 8 croissants and squeezed three oranges for juice.  Then we headed out to Malabou Beach.  It was a beautiful looking beach.  Nice white sand and warm blue water.  But nothing much to see when snorkelling.  I brought my ball along (the one I bought in Busselton), it was really fun!

On the way there, we stopped at Koumac supermarket (where they sell everything).  This is Boon with a machete.

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Before leaving, I saw a photo of our dear site-dogs on the noticeboard outside!

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We got to Malabou, but couldn’t find the beach at first.

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It looked like we arrived at someone’s backyard.

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Then took another small road and ended up at a private gate.

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A bit more driving and we got there!

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I was in a rush this morning, so only shaved the moustache off, so that I could get a good seal on the mask.  However, I shaved the rest off this evening.  I got to try out the new flat-lens dive door on my Sony actioncamera.  It seems to have helped a lot!

There wasn’t much to see under the water, just sea-cucumbers.

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It was nice being in warm blue water, surrounded by hills.

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We ended up swimming towards the mangroves as there was more to see.

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IMG_8035 We recorded some footage for a music video and then headed back.

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There was a lot of singing in the car, it was enjoyable.

Now I am brown.

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