Position: 8º 38.97′ S 119º 42.738′ E
Miles’ birthday was an unqualified success. We woke up at 5am and opened some presents while Vick and I had coffee. We were at the park by 6:30 and were looking at the enormous Komodo dragons by 7. They were really amazing. I’ll admit I was prepared to be underwhelmed. Staring at the glorious lizards, it became apparent that there were only two reasons why we weren’t monitor breakfast; 1) They had already eaten this week; 2) Our Naturalist Guide (named Safe) had a stick. Apparently the stick was used to alternately stuff their head, and bop their sensitive noses. He said he used the stick almost every day.
After a robust nature walk (rife with deer, monkeys, wild chicken, and bush turkey) we returned to Convivia to make the rest of Miles’ cake. This year it was a layer of caramel, topped with a chocolate cake, then a layer of marshmallow (homemade yesterday), then a layer of chocolate ganache, then some toasted marshmallow on top. It was fully off the hook.
We invited Gwen & Trevor (s/v Peregrine) over for the festivities, and will be sending them home with some of this cake to ensure we don’t completely destroy our immune systems. The cake was reviculous, but a little over the top 🙂
Tomorrow we will head over to the island of Komodo for a quick stop on our way to Gili Banta. There will be pictures on the blog as soon as we get internet again.
All is well.