Tuesday February 27, Tipiliuke Afternoon and Evening

I left you yesterday halfway through the Asado. We had two more courses of meat. Now that’s my kind of meal, meat, meat, and more meat! I love the little touches here. Even the forks and knives used at lunch have the Tipiliuke mark on them! Dessert was yummy as usual. It will be interesting to see how much weight I gain this vacation. I am a little less active than at home. Of course I could always go fishing with Steve all day, and wade those rivers. That burns a lot of calories. But if I did that, there would be no blog! A beautiful bowl of fruit is passed at dessert for those people who aren’t into the high caloric treats. Or, you could be like me and eat both! In the afternoon there is always a set up of coffee and tea with cookies in the living room. Steve had free time in the afternoon between fishing sessions. I convinced him to come look at River House. Doesn’t he look happy? He hasn’t even seen the stream yet!Steve is checking out the river. The house comes with a mile of river frontage. The sale of River House to the Lants was not to be. It was a fun dream while it lasted! Does anyone have a bridge in Brooklyn they want to try to sell me? This is Kevin’s truck. I got to ride in it a lot. I think they go through tires and shocks pretty often. The roads are very bumpy! While Steve went to his late afternoon and fish until dark session, I asked to go to St. Marin de los Andes. Guess where I went? You got it, a supermarket! There were no doubts that I would get my visit, was there? This supermarket had everything! School starts next week, so all the uniforms were out. In Argentina, the children wear white smocks. Pens, markers, and other school paraphernalia were in the bins. This is the vegetable aisle. Chicken looks like chicken everywhere! The butcher was hard at work. I looked for some of the fancy Pisco Sour bottles that we saw in Chile, but only the Easter Island Brand was available. There were lots of Coke products. Mary Jo told me that this was a mix of ketchup and mayonnaise. I told her that I had never heard of Salsa Golf before!Potato Chips are everywhere!In America this soup is called “Cup A Soup”. There were many brands of Dulce De Leche. Mary Jo said that the cereal aisle was really limited compared to the United States. She was correct! The toilet paper here had some pretty high class names!Mary Jo told me that most of the empanadas are made with store brought crusts. That way all you had to do was fill and bake or fry. While I was at the grocery store Steve caught this beautiful rainbow. He ended up with 26 fish for the day. During the last hour of daylight they hit a Yellow May Fly hatch, and he did very well. This photo was taken at 8:12 pm! Steve finally made it back and we could eat dinner. My time stamp shows that this picture was taken at 9:56! I told you that we ate dinners late here. Back home I would be in bed with a book! Dinner was salmon, green beans and tomatoes. We had a chocolate cake for dessert.

Now might be a good time to talk about the guests at Tipiliuke. While we were here we met people from Mexico, Germany, England, and the United States. In talking to Kevin and Mary Jo, we learned that a former president has stayed here. Within the last year, one of the richest men in America stayed here also. When VIPs stay, they buy out the whole Estancia for their entourage. The President didn’t sleep in my room, so I can’t say that I slept in a Presidential bed or used the same toilet that he did!

That’s all for Tuesday!

Como Maalifushi Thursday Evening January 11, 2018 Cocktail Party and Dinner

After Steve and I showered and changed we headed off to the weekly Cocktail party. We crossed the jetty from the mainland towards sunset, and the interior of the atoll.

This cozy spot was where you lounge about waiting for the ferry to take you to the sea plane on departure day. I think this place manages to stretch out your relaxation as long as possible! Of course, if you wanted to hang out there anyway, you certainly could!

On the way to the party we saw where staff had set up a dinner on the beach for one lucky couple. Although it could have been just for show, so that the cocktail guests would think “hmm, this looks delightful, darling lets arrange this for ourselves”! At $500 per couple, this too could happen!

Steve veered me away from the private dinner so we could join the cocktail party and meet some of the other guests. But first a view of the spread. I did not sample any one them, so I can’t tell you what they were or how they tasted!

Here are more of the canapés waiting to be eaten by the guests.

Besides beer, wine, and soda there was a gin based drink that was available. I was going to go for it, but decided on a coke instead. It was the first soda that I had all vacation.

Here is Steve talking to Gunnar, he was in charge of the 68 foot yacht on property. He was trying to convince Steve to go out deep sea fishing with him one day. Gunnar was scrolling through pictures on his phone to entice Steve. Steve prefers to go fly fishing instead. Maybe later in the trip I’ll show you pictures of the boat from the brochure in our room and give you prices.

The sun was starting to set, this looked like a promising start to our week here at Como Maalifushi. I had my own canopy and plunge pool, Steve caught some fish on his first day out; all we were missing was to meet some interesting people.

There seemed to be a lot more staff to guest interaction that guest guest so we left the party to go to dinner. The staff did a great job of explaining all the different excursions you could go on. These were snorkeling with turtles, rays or whale sharks , private guided snorkeling of the reef, sunset dhoni cruise, and deep sea fishing on the yacht to name a few.

We said goodbye to the private dinner and made our way to Madi, the main restaurant. Would we ever drink from a bottle of Tattinger on the beach?

All meals, except for breakfast start out with a cool towel. I think none at breakfast as it is usually cooler in the morning and most guests haven’t gotten a chance to work up a sweat yet.

No pictures of dinner, the light was really poor. This was dessert. I must have managed to bring one of the candles closer so you could make out the shininess of the chocolate sauce.

Steve insisted I turn the dessert around so you could see the pretty fruit that accompanied the cake. The chocolate sauce doesn’t look as shiny in this picture so I have decided to bore you with two pictures. Now I had a bit of a problem understanding the dessert. It was called six texture chocolate cake. I thought it was going to be a layered cake. Instead it tasted like a flan with chocolate sauce poured on top. Perhaps there were six different types of chocolate used in the creation.

After dinner we were presented with two chocolates and two mint jellies.

We arranged for a buggy back to the villa. I was not one to walk when I could get a ride. As we neared the Japanese Restaurant across form our villa we heard a lot of splashing. The fish gather here to be fed scraps from the restaurant. The beige fish is a nurse shark. The other fish are bluefin trevally.

I already posted this video on Facebook and Instagram, but if you haven’t seen it already enjoy!

Next post will be on Friday’s adventures. I am glad that some of you have figured out how to show some love and make comments! Ta ta and Cheerio!