Monday, August 11, 2008

August 11, 2008 - Savu, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

We've spent the past few days fixing the mainsail, doing a variety of other boat projects, and hunting for shells on the beach while waiting for the swell to develop. When it did, it was well worth the wait. Sten says that it is the fastest wave he's ever surfed. We met an Australian named Dave, who has spent the past month staying in the village, surfing this fickle wave. He was here when Khulula came through 3 weeks ago. Since then, only one other boat has been here.

We invited Dave and a few local teenage guys over for dinner last night. I made some pasta. Dave enjoyed the break from a steady diet of fish and rice. The guys were very polite about their first experience with Italian food. However, their expressions reminded me of the look on Sten's face the first time he had to eat laplap. Over dinner we asked them about the broken Nautilus shells we'd seen on the beach. This morning, they paddled out in their outrigger to bring us a perfect Nautilus. What an excellent hostess gift!

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