I woke up quite(/pretty) late, believe it or not. Nat was missing her (hand)bag
(along) with her plane ticket, credit card, etc., sunglasses and sandals??? Past
noon I went to Jean Marie's and found the things. I had told Nat that I
probably(/most likely) wouldn't get out of drinking a beer with him, but after
the fifth, I "skipped off" even though the sixth was (already, edit) opened. I
only managed to leave the place by promising that I would go and pick up Nat and
return at once(/straight away). I did know however that Nat probably wouldn't be
up for(/feel like) it.
I came back slightly plastered (we're talking big half a litre beers) and we
went for a walk on the beach. (Reeling and rocking........)
Nat called her mom to ask if she would like to come to Tahiti and keep her
company until I arrive and indeed(/actually) they made plans straight away.
She's coming down here for 10 days(' time) and they are to visit(/travel around)
to various islands and have fun(/a pleasant time). I'm hoping that I can make it
over there before she is to fly back home in the morning of the 27th. I would be
nice to get to know her here. In that case she could also prepare the family a
bit(/little). I'm going(/travelling) to Canada with Nat once the boat is
(either) sold or (stabled???).
14 May 2001
We checked out of the hotel and in to a small resort where we got a (thatched)
bungalow. The roof was made from palm leaves and is half-way open, but at half
the price and twice as nice(/cozy). We spend all our time looking around, having
a pleasant time(/fun), cooking and talking. We're able to pick many mangoes,
grapefruits, papayas, coconuts, breadfruits and a whole lot of more(/other
things). Wild chickens are everywhere to be found, (though, edit) they'll have
to fry for a long(/quite some) time because they're so tough(/of their
toughness), but it tastes fantastic(/fabulous). Furthermore, fish are so
unbelievably easy to catch.
We often eat(/have our meals) on the beach using bonfire and (use) palm leaves
as plates. Then there's no bother with any(/the) dishes(/washing-up).
17 May 2001
Nat has just left for the anchorage. She insisted that I shouldn't jump in the
water to clean(se) the hull of Trojka because of the bandage around my leg.
Algae and barnacles(?) can steal as much as two knots an hour. So now she's
swimming around out there, scraping algae and barnacles off my boat. What a