Wednesday 28th September 2022
This may not take long! Our activities today were severely curtailed by Ian.
I was awake at 6am and put the news on immediately to see what was happening. All the parks were closed today, so this was to be the way of things for the foreseeable. The worst of the weather had not reached us and we still had a good twelve hours or so until that would be the case, but of course, that did not mean the news channels would not spend every minute until then talking about it.
I nipped down to the Market in the lobby to get us some breakfast and I picked up some hugely over priced snacks for later on.
That was pretty much our day to be honest. Eating and watching reporters stand in bad weather in places we had never heard of.
Outside was looking like this.
To get a feel for our day today, imagine lying on your bed for many hours watching rolling news. Much time passed……
The worst of Ian was due to arrive overnight but by around 4.30, when I took this video, things were just beginning to turn nastyish.
Late in the afternoon I showered and got ready to find somewhere to eat. There are two restaurants at Royal Pacific and we did the other one last night so after a ten-minute wait, we had a table at the Islands Dining Room around 6pm.
Oddly the weather outside was still looking relatively OK saying that the entire state was petty much locked down.
Having spent all day in our room, clearly, we had gone a little stir-crazy as we somehow ordered a bottle of wine that cost $60. I suppose we had not spent any cash on anything else today.
To start we had
Me – Pot Stickers
Sure they look like something served in a bush tucker trial, but they were very tasty.
Louise had spring rolls
I continued with Street Noodles.
Louise had a sweet and sour chicken thing, which seemed very nice. She could not finish it and offered me the last piece of chicken. It was a large one, so I cut it in half only to find it was very much raw inside.
For those with delicate stomachs, look away now.
Louise was obviously concerned that she had eaten the rest of it and we feared impending illness but she was fine. I suspect this piece, being so much bigger than the rest had just not cooked, whilst the smaller ones had.
We, of course, told our server about the problem and he removed the item from our bill and apologised profusely.
With nothing else to do before getting back to the weather channel, I ordered a dessert. It was a coffee cake of sorts and was, to be frank disappointing.
This restaurant is not on our list of places to which we must return.
We headed back up to the room for more TV, and with the storm getting very close to us now we watched with more interest. We’d also heard from Rebecca around this time that Dougie (youngest Grandson) was in A&E and was not very well. This took precedence over the hurricane in our worry league table. Sleep came at some point to end an eventful yet uneventful day.
Till the next time…..