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A refit interval

September 1, 2013

OK we can’t work all the time especially when there is a festival on. So, searching out public information on festivals we hit on the Por Kor Festival (go to Por Kor Festival Phuket 2008 for an old You Tube video) . It all relates to turtles and hungry ghosts. So here is a little interval presented in photos of the Por Kor Festival in downtown Phuket.

The parade - small contingent but enthusiastic

The parade – small contingent but enthusiastic

The turtle being carried at the front of the parade on the rooftop and all decorated with real flowers

The turtle being carried at the front of the parade on the rooftop and all decorated with real flowers

And what we all came for the turtles but we couldn't find the ghosts

And what we all came for the turtles but we couldn’t find the ghosts

Just wanted to grab the roast duck and run.

Just wanted to grab the roast duck and run.

Ducks for buddha.  And I thought Buddha was vegetarian.  There must have been 100 roast ducks

Ducks for buddha. And I thought Buddha was vegetarian. There must have been 100 roast ducks

Sierd, eat your heart out.  All I wanted to do was grab all the crackling.

Sierd, eat your heart out. All I wanted to do was grab all the crackling.

And always the kids.  And lots of them in colourful dress

And always the kids. And lots of them in colourful dress

Annie - all sculpted out of  vegetables.  You have to come to Thailand to figure out how they do this.

Annie – all sculpted out of vegetables. You have to come to Thailand to figure out how they do this.

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Umm, grasshoppers.  Delicious and popular in sweet soya sauce

Umm, grasshoppers. Delicious and popular in sweet soya sauce

silk worm mealy grubs in a chili sauce.  Another delicacy

silk worm mealy grubs in a chili sauce. Another delicacy

That’s it and now back to work on the boat.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Donald Innes permalink
    September 2, 2013 07:01

    wonderful pics, thanks for the treat !

  2. WILLIAM MCDOWELL permalink
    September 2, 2013 08:39

    Hi Tony and Connie, Thank you for the festive photos and news. That duck was aria muck muck( very delicious ) and tempting !! You have to relax and enjoy the local customs ,it is a great experience and rewarding. Came back from the Maple Bay regatta and did quite well on Saturday but Sunday we were crowded in on the start line in light airs , if you have a chance there are some great photos of the regatta . I am crewing on a QUEST 30 called KORU which means new beginnings from a MAORI translation, because our skipper is a KIWI which has a picture of a new fond of a fiddle head of a silver fern . Any way CHUCK de KA and “SABAI and SANOOK ” my sailing Amigos !!! Bill. P.S. The Chandler`s send their regards to you both.

  3. Anne Boldt permalink
    September 4, 2013 20:34

    Wowie Zowie,
    Forget about the thai cooking classes, sign me up for a 6 monther on carving fruits and vegies! Amazing what you can do with a carrot!
    We are out in the hills of Umbria close to Assisi which we will visit today!
    What a lovely, peaceful spot!
    I enjoyed a 24 hour visit to Debbie and her guy Barry in TO.
    Ciao, Annie B.

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