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day 5

welcome to Mystery Island, Vanuatu.

semi-overcast 29 °C
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Day 5

Welcome to Mystery Island, Vanuatu – another not so early morning, the usual coffee first then breakfast. I was reminded as to how technology has taken a firm grasp of our youngsters when Jakob was reading the side of a packet of Frosty Flakes asking “is 15 Gig of sugars too much mum?” – I had to point out that it was grams and yes it is a bit too much.
We were on to the island by 9.45am and did the tour pretty quick – not a huge island however they did put on a market and many of the local kids were earning their money by singing our having photos taken with the visitors (see photo of Jakob with the Local warrior).
Glenn and Jakob went for some snorkelling this time – so it was my turn to dodge the rain and try and get some photos. I must confess it is very hard to get that ‘perfect shot’ with 2000 odd cruise passengers wandering around aimlessly on such a small island….
Back to the ship for lunch – we figured there was not much else to see and were just getting wet, sand blown from the wind and Jakob wanted to go to kids club again.
Lunch was very busy at the buffet so we had to share ourselves between 2 table – Jakob struck up a conversation with an elderly couple and we were once again giggling when the lady asked Jakob if we swam on the island and his response was “no we did not swim on the island, we swam in the water….” – got to be specific that boy of ours.
If you are wondering – no Lachlan did not come to the island today, he didn’t want to and Glenn and I gave him a ‘once-off’ to stay onboard for the day.
Jakob went to the kids club for the arvo and we relaxed around the pool till Jakob came out and had his ‘mandatory’ swim!
We opted out of the late dinner tonight and went to the buffet again – the plan was to hopefully go back to the room and get Jakob to have an early night…. Well that didn’t happen; he wanted to go back to kids club so we relented and let him go for an hour or so while we enjoyed the music at one of the many lounges on board.
Today’s towel animal was a dog – complete with reading glasses (courtesy of dad) – Jakob was stoked and wanted to try and make it last again…
Lachlan had a late night – getting in at 2am in the morning – a teen party hosted of course.
Well that’s it for today – Noumea tomorrow.
donna & howard boys 3

Posted by oztigger 20:42 Archived in Vanuatu Tagged vanuatu mystery_island

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