Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the boat yard

We haven't really been up to much lately...we pulled into the boat yard to get work done about a week and half maybe 2 weeks ago and the labor and everything is so cheap we are just paying everyone to do the work for us. We have had the bottom scrubbed since we picked up a lot of growth in Cebu anchorage....we had to top deck scrubbed really well....we are having someone polish all the stainless in the next couple of days....they are building a new bimini for us at the moment and it's coming along nicely.....I am about to find someone to do our laundry because it is just too dang hot here! We try to do a little bit on the boat every day and try not to die of heat stroke in the process lol...we did take our boom off a couple days ago to have a piece re-welded and to be painted...and we had the grate on our bbq pit replaced and this one is NICE...they do such good work here!!....being on the boat from 12-5 is just unbearable...but we are drinking a lot more water than usual so that's almost healthier right? This is by far the hottest place is a nightmare and it is impossible not to sweat but we are still cooking breakfast and dinners on the boat.....the food here all kind of has a sweetness to it like we went out to dinner with some friends and I ordered the steak and mash potatoes...the steak was so thin and cooked well done and smothered in gravy...not terrible but the mash was sweet...not sweet potatoes they were just regular potatoes but they added something to make them sweet....not my kinda taste but ok. I hear the chicken is really good tho :) They eat a lot of rice too...every meal even breakfast is eggs with rice...or chicken with rice steak with rice sausage with rice rice rice!!! It is such a poor country and that is the least expensive and most filling thing they can eat so that is what they have stuck with from what I hear. I have also been told that there is no health care and if you live here and get sick you basically die because you cannot afford the care.....sad that there isn't a way around that yet. We use tricycles for transportation around here which is basically a motor bike with a little housing on wheels attached to it. So far the most I have seen on one trike is 9 people!!! haha 9!!!! I've also seen a family of 5 on one single seated motor bike...these people are so tiny lol.....I must say the Filipinos are very good singers...we have seen several bands play and they either sit up on stage with a few guitars and one little drum with a little symbol and they take turns singing....or there is just one guy with a guitar...and they all like to sing love songs...they almost never sing anything else and it can be a little dull at times unless you request something more upbeat which we normally do lol...but it's amazing how good most of them sound! :)
The before pics of the old bimini 

This guy...

Sunset over Port Carmen

Boatyard mascot has such pretty eyes

Fillin her up!

The fuel station fro the trike...that's fuel in the coke bottle:)

Another use for coconuts!

In the trike

Zeiks boatyard in Port Carmen

Sunset over Cebu

The boys working on our new bimini top...this will go on top of our frame and another piece will go below the frame so you can't see any wiring or stainless plus it will have lights installed that shine down on the cockpit

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