Boys lighting something at the end of the bamboo sticks and smoke would come out the end, a bamboo cannon.
A couple of young men, Azzur and Fetrie have befriended us. They took on a tour of Banda Neira, then the next day they showed up at the boat and we set off to a beach which was about 30 minutes walk away. They are practising their English on us and we are learning Indonesian, very slowly from them. They came aboard yesterday and waxes and polished the part of the boat I didn't get done in Darwin so she is spic and span now. We may leave for the Wakatobi Islands tomorrow but we really like it hear and do not really want to leave.