We have adopted a temporary crew member, Ryan our friend who was crewing with Syren. Apparently Joe was ready for a change so he booted his crew today. We felt somewhat responsible for Ryan's being out here so we told him he had a place with us until he can find another crew opportunity. At the least he will sail with us to Tonga. After that we will take it one day at a time.
We have had so many incredible, interesting and new experiences here in Niue. We went to Bingo one night at the Pacific Bar – wow! There must've been over a hundred locals playing SERIOUS bingo! You do not talk, whisper or move during a game, the guy calling the numbers spewed them rapid-fire and there was no going back if you missed one – definitely no whispering to your neighbor, "What was that #?" The prizes were serious as well. For $10.00 NZ, you get a 10 game card. Several of us cruisers played and some won prizes. Andy from Spectacle won a very large hand-woven basket full of food – whole chickens, lamb meat, corned beef, local vegetables, canned foods, and more. Jenny from Malachi won a whole tuna! We took pictures which will be posted to our site. Afterward we had our choice of fish & chips (for either a $% or $10 plate), or chicken curry with rice ($7). Not bad for dinner prices.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Niue – Sept 4 – 8th, 2008
Posted by Barb Gladney at 5:03 PM