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Lots of mucking around with our new toys!

April 27, 2014

 

Sometimes we actually do stuff around Brunei too…….although it looks like we just travel all the time, it’s not so.  Craig recently decided it was time to renew his love of boating, so went to the local boat club and did his ‘licence’ on a half day course.  This means that we can hire one of the club’s boats by the hour and take them either up the Kuala Belait river or out into the sea.  So we teamed up with our friends Tania and Nathan and their kids Chloe and Sam, for a morning’s trip up the river on two boats.   Not much to see to be honest, just lots of jungle on either side.  Angus tried his hand at fishing with no luck, but there were lots of other fisherman about so perhaps if we’d persevered we might have had some luck.  The kids all had turns driving the boats and we managed a quick trip past a water village just out of KB.

 

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I guess going out on the water got Craig itching for his own boat, which would be completely impractical given the size of our property and lack of boat launching ramps in the area.  So instead he came home with this jet ski…………..

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That’s our friend and neighbour, Mike (ex HNZ), on board with Craig who went halves in the ownership of the jetski with us, making it more affordable and twice as usable.  The jet ski came complete with a biscuit which we can tow behind and terrify the poor riders.  The next plan is to purchase a wakeboard, after we borrowed one for the day and found it was loads of fun towed along behind the jet ski.

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Of course we needed to get ourselves a suitable vehicle to tow the jetski trailer, so Craig managed to find this wee beauty which was being sold by the previous owner of the jet ski.  Apparently he’s always wanted a Hilux.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Seeing as we now have a vehicle capable of taking big loads we decided to get yet another toy to lug around, this time a go-cart for Angus.  This is something that has been a while in the planning as Craig had a go-cart as a kid too and has been dying to get Angus into one since birth.  It arrived at the port this week and yesterday had its maiden voyage in the field opposite our house (good for model aircraft flying and go-carting) and then on to the Panaga beach.  Angus’s wee girlfriend, Molly, came along too – she’s got a wild streak that one!

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Renee has not been too left out either as we had a new swing installed last month for her.  Designed by Craig, he made it strong enough to take and adult and big enough to completely swamp our house (it’s just about bigger than our living room – no exaggeration!).

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