We don't need any excuse for a get-together, but with a birthday in the camp there is extra cause for a leisurely lunch and discussion about the state of the wind, tide and swell. Today's guest of honor is Hal (second from left), the son-in-law of our neighbours Colin & Linda, 300 meters to the south. Hal, Fliss and their three kids are changing down gears from a frantic Queensland pace to a new chapter in Bali - via two weeks of rubber time under the coconuts.
The walkabout vegie ladies delivered ripe mangoes that I added to a salad of lettuce, tomato, rocket and alfalfa. The lunch spread was a vibrant mix of local produce and Balinese organic red rice and even the tiniest hands were digging in.