Re-Crossing The Equator & Cruising The Sulu Sea To Sandakan Borneo

Sunday February 20th
Happy anniversary to us. Today we celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary but as you all know we have been together for 28 years!!
Executive chef Graeme (from Scotland) told us he’d like to prepare a ‘special’ meal for us so what would we like…Lobster Thermidor, Filet Mignon etc etc…but guess what????…we chose the following:
No Starter
Main Course: English style roast chicken (skin on) with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, peas, carrots & gravy.
Dessert: Apple pie & custard. ……Bliss….
We also re-crossed the equator going north today but as I am now a ‘shellback’ not a pollywog (see previous blog) I could enjoy the other pollywogs going through their rite of passage ceremony.
Monday February 21st
Vance broke the side off another tooth today….poor old bugger…so we’ll need to get a quick visit to the dentist when we get to Hong Kong.
Tuesday February 22nd
Sandakan – which means Orang Utans sanctuary visit day at last. Have been waiting for this since we joined the ship in LA and although it was wonderful to see the animals in an almost natural habitat it was also a bit disappointing as we only saw a couple of mothers with little babies and we were not allowed to touch them.
Took some great photos but also cheated and supplemented them with a few poster shots. Following the wildlife sanctuary we visited a Buddhist temple at the top of a 180 steps (phew!!) apparently these temples are built at the highest point possible so they are closer to HIM!!