In Vietnam, our bikes are magnets for guys of all ages to crawl over – much more so than all the other places we’ve been. They’ll jump on the back behind you, poke, pull, tap, twist every piece, then do the same to our motorcross boots!
It’s funny for a bit but we’re getting over it pretty quickly…
Feeling the need for something a little more active, Geoff signed up with Slo Pony adventures for some rock climbing in Halong Bay along with four ther Aussies called Ben and Tim.
Mat and Paul picked a less adventurous option, and chartered a boat to go in search of the Top Gear bar…
No luck on the bar front, but the climbing was excellent!
The boat ride out to Tiger Beach started out overcast and foggy, but we were blessed with a bit of blue sky later on!
Floating villages and houses everywhere. Very picturesqe, but the downside is that the water is absolutely filthy - more or less raw sewerage in a lot of places. Completely spoils an otherwise beautiful place.
Also got in a spot of kayaking
That’s a rowing technique I’ve never seen before… I think I know why Vietnam doesn’t feature in the Olympic rowing events.
The floating houses seem to all be built on polystyrene blocks with bamboo frames
Geoff on an easy number, while another guy (Joe the Alaskan fisherman) knocked over an overhang climb – his persistance paid off…