High time for an
update. After a long and pleasant stay in Holland we are back in
Suriname. Getting settled in home and garden was a tougher job than
expected, and furthermore we faced sun and rain while painting a yacht -
more on this subject in the next update.
A day of relaxation was most welcome. Our friends Toos and Henk Lie
Kie Sang (they own the famous bakery est.1936 in the Jodenbreestraat)
invited us to go boating on the Suriname river.
We drove to Overbridge, the resort where they have a splendid country
cottage. Together with Ludy and André (ex-yachtsmen, who also live in Overbridge)
we loaded three cool boxes and lots of other stuff in the boat. And
swimming jackets as well!
These didn't seem necessary to us, but when we were out we saw the need
as Henk with his 115 HP outboard turned out to be a true speed devil.
Perhaps typical Chinese? Or perhaps he was in a hurry to get to a beer.
Anyway we sped with 25
knots to Jodensavanne!
We anchored off a beach and while we all colled ourselves down in the
grilled sausages and kebabs.
While we chatted
Henk and André competed for the most idiotic outfit
but this is how many people look during the hottest hours of the day, as
the sun is ablaze in the dry season. We had a great time and by the end
of a lovely lazy day we returned to Overbridge at a more gentle speed (we
had a few…).
Talking about lazyness, last week we were started out of our sleep up at 11
PM by strange noises on the roof over our terrace. So we went out and
took a look… and bingo, a sloth was holding on to the roof. A big one (around
30 lbs), with huge claws. We already envisioned that he was ging to keep
us awake all night, so we wanted to get rid of him.
But how, if you don't dare touching him?! Those nails are no laughing
matter, and a sloth may move in slow-motion but hard pressed game can
act unexpectedly in awkward situations.
We lend a helping hand by
putting a stepladder for him, but he wanted nothing to do with that.
After more than an hour of climbing back and forth while we were waiting,
he eventually decided to accept our help.
At 1 AM we were snug in bed
think living in the jungle is relaxed!
It is all in this video (turn on the speakers):
(7.93 Mb, 1:23 minutes)