|Downstairs Patio, my room is the double doors behind the seats|
I got my backpacks stowed away in the lockable cupboard and headed into town. The first thing that you will notice is that everything is written in two languages, Vietnamese and Russian. The second thing you will notice is the place is absolutely crawling with them. This place is geared up to the Ruble. Though they do take dollars everywhere, the Russians will only pay in Rubles, they will also only eat Russian food and drink Vodka at every meal.
|Cheers My dears|
The fishing harbour was full of bobbing vessels,
I stood for a while and watched as a fisherman done a bit of filleting for his pot, the rest of the catch already having been already sold, and this was small fry and fish heads.
At this area in Vietnam (and I now know at other places) the old woven pitch coracles are still used for going from boat to shore, but also for setting nets and traps. Bit like it was in Wales many years ago.
I selected a selection of different shellfish and a slice of tuna (Bonito), a stove was set up on the table and a pot full of spicy fish stock was placed on it, there was also a selection of vegetables, cabbage, morning glory, coriander, mint, basil and snake beans.
First in went some of the vegetables, then the fish and the shell fish just dipped in for a few minutes, the stock is then drunk afterwards, I certainly enjoyed this meal.
I walked the length of the beach back to the turn off for my hotel (well I walked a bit further as I missed the spot that I should have turned up from the beach, but I was having such good fun paddling in the foam of the South China Sea and my mind was miles away. I was content, if only I didn’t have to keep dodging Russian tourists, but then they are only enjoying themselves as well. I actually bought some Jackfruit, to enjoy, both while walking and while back at my room. It was still very hot and I could feel a tightening of the skin on my back, so that meant one thing, shower and some after-sun. I had the shower and lay down and before you could say Jack Robinson, I was dozing.
Day 2 Nha Trang