The morning was had wandering the town centre attempting to pick up our rented 150cc scooter - didn't eventuate - not a good sign when the hire man says 'won't be long.. Just fixing the brakes... Oh oops now the brake fluid is leaking.. Come back tomorrow I will do you a deal'.. 'Ahh nah mate she's right. I'll walk'. ..although he did offer one curious parting comment.. 'maybe it just wasn't meant to be.. It might rain who knows' . More on that later
Met a lovely local bus driver - little mini vans all over the city that cost only 150-400vt depending where u are going. His name was Karl and he got us out the the Mele falls (aka the cascades)- twin waterfalls that flow right down the mountain. We spent a few hours there playing in the pools and spray. Awesome time.
After the falls we walked the 5 kms to the ferry service to hideaway island - there is a nice little beach shack bar with free Internet!!! On the landward side of the ferry perfect lunch location after a walk in the humid afternoon. So as we tucked into lunch.. An
Afternoon shower drenched all and sundry. Hideaway island and trip
To underwater post office postponed.
Dinner at local steakhouse 'the flaming bull' now some will go mental at this but Frankie had the coconut crab. It is contentious due to the fact that they may or may not be endangered species. I offer no judgement either way, his argument was that they should not be so blatantly on the menu if they are.
Both awoken at 0200hrs by ferocious storm that after enjoying hearing the thunderous wind and driving rain ( total prose isn't it) we turned to the practicalities - moving bags as the wind was driving the rain under our balcony door, blocking said door with towels. Even had a discussion about the need to pack a 'go bag' in case an evacuation was called...
It's now 0300hrs and I am going to try and get back to sleep.. Hopefully