Thursday, 14 February 2013

HAVELOCK ISLAND FULL MOON CAFE 13 FEB2013

After a morning snorkel with a dozen humphead parrotfish,we went ashore a got a taxi minivan to take us over to havelock beach #5.it was a 13 drive over the island.very rural ,with fallow ricefields,little villages and waterbuffalo.HB#5 is main tourist area,with lowkey bungalow resorts along beach.we went to resort with Full Moon cafe.lovely place at beach0open plan,timber tables and chairs,thatched rooves,and circular pointed ceiling done with ribbons of bright material strips.the food was very good,esp the nonveg thali,they played eclectic background music,and the large ginger chais and madrad coffees were great,so it we had a lovely long meal.then a long walk,along beach.lots of colouful local wooden boats on aqua water.then mangroves with amazing exposed roots as low tide.lots of backpacker type places,then some local villages-one lady took her 2 pigs down to beach on a leash,and a man took his cow for a beachwalk.we arrived at Havelock harbour.an interisland ferry was unloading ,then loading passengers.althe beach area had many local wooden boats,most with ancient exposed motors.along waterfront was a small colourful street,with coconut vendors,shops and tearooms-we stopped for a chai where 4 goats wandered in and out.tuk tuk home,another beautiful sunset on HB#7, behind Haven ,the only yacht at anchor,played cards after dinner-the young crew did well.Moving on tomorrow.

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