At a fancy Rotary Club party this night!
Acc: Pieter and Nancy’s house
Pieter and Nancy took me on a morning’s round trip through Paramaribo’s outskirts with a stop in an Indian restaurant. I am really pleased with this country! All you see is friendly and inviting.
In the afternoon I first got two new pieces of kit – first I could easily replace my In Georgetown lost hammock tarp, as Pieter owned by chance exactly the same and could just mail order a new one for himself anytime soon. Good, now I can sleep also again safe from the rain at night. The second piece I was thinking of which might be useful was a small kayak anchor, which I also could purchase from his large kit stock, even brand new. As I am always going against the current and wind, I can’t really stop for a break if I don’t find a fishing pole or such to tie to in the shallows. So this may be a useful piece of kit for my paddling direction – if it holds. The additional weight may be worth to carry.
Later it was a relaxing time at a pool in a big sports club, plus an invite to join Nancy at her hairdresser. Thanks! Sure there was a good reason to look even more pretty: That night I was invited by Cees and Pieter to join them for their big New Year’s party of all three Rotary Clubs of Paramaribo. A fancy event around the large house of the President of the Central Club, a scenery which seemed to me like out of a Hollywood movie : It was outside around a well lit pool in a warm tropical night, with hundreds of international looking well dressed people of all skin colours making nice small talk with a fancy drink in their hands. They had two delicious buffets, salty and sweet, and a well sorted bar organized by a party service with maybe 50 -70 employees looking after your needs. Some dancing to local music topped the evening. I can’t complain about this contrast program to being stuck in mud and mangroves and eaten up by bugs! I got introduced by the hosts over the microphone, and everybody recognized me from the morning newspaper’s front page. Sure I had to answer a lot of questions from a lot of nice people! Thanks for the invite!
Tomorrow will be my last day in Paramaribo, I got enough rest and socializing units by then – back to the muddy water on early Monday morning, going out at 3 am with the dropping tide.