Archive for September 9th, 2008

The day unfolds (afternoon/evening)

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

(9th Sepember)

After a beer and a catchup, I headed over to the SPA to book a massage (not a ‘tap tap’ massage either), which fit me in at 6pm.

I headed back to the group and chatted for a bit.

6m rolls around, so I head over to the SPA.  I get organised, get into my towel and hop on the table which is infront of a large open bifold window, meters from the crashing waves…this is paradise!

The massage lasted an hour and the thai woman who wasnt very big, was certainly very strong.

The massage I had was an ‘aromatherapy’ message, which was basiccaly a full body massage/rub down as opposed to the traditional deep tissue, bending and cracking massage that the others had earlier.

OMG…I felt soo relaxed afterwards and the best thing, it was free as part of our group booking, but 250TB ($10NZ) is pretty cheep anyway, so I dont think this will be my last!.

Anyway, the dinner plan consisted of all of us (except Amanda and Cliff) heading into town (5 min walk).  It like trying to heard cats with this group!

We ended up along the beach where the FMP will be held, which is lined with stalls ready to sell booze.

We fond a resturant, and dragged 4 large tables together to accomodate all of us.  The first order of the day was a ‘bucket’, which is a common drinking vessel at the FMP.

The bucket, which is literaly is a small bucket is filled with whiskey or vodka, coke and red bull.  All this for 300TB ($12 NZD).

Ironically, they come with 4 straws, which would clearly indicate how many people should be sharing one.  We ordered 16, one each!.

OMFG…..Needless to say, dinner was very loud and i think we scared a few punter off.

Alot of the group had finished theirs…Kate, Im sure is a man in a pretty package, she was the first girl to finish hers (in fornt of most of the guys)…so drinking is one of her talents, as well as flying, riding bikes and driving articulated trucks…

I had about 1/4 of mine and couldnt do any more.  I’m sure if I had tried, it would of killed me….thank god for my low tollerance to alcohol and knowing my limits.

Afterwards, a few of the group jumped in to the pool, again, not sure if we were allowed to or not.

Emma hit her head on the bottom resulting in a MASSIVE lump on her head, so after some ice and calming down a bit, we all headed back to HQ.

A couple of the group wnet to bed and the rest went down to the beach and made lots of noise.

I retired about midnight.

CraigieeA signing off nonooo…nanooo

The day unfolds (morning/afternoon)

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

(9th September)

After my walk and getting a chance to update the last couple of days activities on teh blog, I caught up with Angela, Matt, Nicky , Jeremy and Bevan for breakfast.

Angela was quite excited because she had accepted a new role that had been waiting in the wings due to a restructure, so Matt and Angela had been celebrating with a couple of cocktails.

With breakfast out of the way, we decided the best plan for the day was to hire some motor bikes and ruise the island. 

We walked down to Han Rinn (5 mins) and had a look around.  Its a very cosey place, very narrow streets with lots of pot holes, very quiant.

There are hireage places littered around everywhere, so we chose one and hired 5 quad bikes and 2 scooters.

So, the wild hogs we have for the trip are : Me, Bevan, Steve, Jeremy & Nicky, Matt & Angela, Grant & Ruth, Sephan & Emma (who had just turned up today) .  There was a bit of ‘to-ing and fro-ing’ picking people up to take them to the bike shop to to get them sorted etc before we were finally ready to leave.

We headed out and drove for about an hour and a bit to almost the top of the island, all in convoy.

We found a great place on the beach for lunch.  After lunch, all the boys decided to take advantage of the pool that was part of the establishment (not sure if we were allowed to, but no one said anything).

After lunch, we all jumped back on our ‘hardleys’, Matts term for wannabe Harley, and the adventure continued.

We headed back home, via the center of the island which was also a very plesant trip, narrow roads, lots of pot holes and trucks to avoid.

We returned back and found Cliff and Amanda had arrived, the final peice of the puzzle was not in place, the group is complete…we have :
Me, Dave, Bevan, Steve. Matt & Angela, Matt & Kate, Jeremy & Nicky, Stehan & Emma, Cliff and Amanda, Grant & Ruth.

The group has a fantastic dynamic and its a pleasure to be part of it.

CraigieeA signing off  nanooo….nanooo