Saturday, July 21, 2012

Swedish Happy Birthday

We rented a car along with Bruce and Jeannie of SV Jabula so we could tour the Rangiroa atoll of the Tuamotus and also do a bit of provisioning at the village which was 9.5 km (6 miles) away.

Jordan and I also wanted to find a doctor and/or pharmacy as we both had infected coral cuts near our ankles. The doctor was an attractive young woman from Camaroon (South Africa) who had been trained in Belgium. With proper dressings and antibiotics from the pharmacy, we were on our way for lunch where Jordan had the best fish burger ever. (The pharmacy owners had just come back from a trip to Canada, including Victoria, which they said was beautiful!)

We met up with 2 young Swedish sailors (SV Birka) who told us of a party that evening not too far from where we were anchored. So the 6 of us met up there to the sound of loud music and dancing. After which we went to SV Birka for a cocktail where they entertained us with a drink of rum poured from their small oak cask. When told it was Jordan's birthday, they immediately launched into singing a Swedish version of Happy Birthday. Another first!

1 comment:

White Shell II said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!