|The passengers managed to ascend the steep dirt steps.|
|The carts and oxen were ready to load.|
|The oxen hung around ready to get to work.|
|The workers started preparing the carts.|
|Early morning photo of the oxen awaiting their cart hookup.|
|As our regular readers are aware, we love seeing any type of creature.|
|The oxen are gentle animals.|
|Finally, the carts and oxen began the 25 minute ride.|
|Passengers Judy and Ed with whom we enjoyed several meals.|
As for the meal modifications, last night we were served a traditional family style Cambodia meal. Had I been able I’d have tried some of each beautifully presented dish. After speaking with the chef there wasn’t a single item on the menu that would be suitable for my way of eating.
|This is Tony, a great guy we've met on the cruise ready to roll in the ox cart.|
To make it easy for the kitchen staff when so busy making the varied dishes for the special meal for the guests, I suggested I have a dish they presented at lunch which sent me over the moon…grilled eggplant and minced pork, seasoned to perfection. It was delicious.
|The oxen seemed gentle and used to being around humans.|
Its hard to imagine we’ve only been on this cruise for four days when we had so much activity even with my lingering spinal condition impeding many activities. We’ve taken hundreds of photos, only a small portion of which we’ve been able to post.
Please stay tuned as we continue to make every effort to stay as current as possible with our daily posts and photos.
|The ship's staff created these dirt steps so the passengers could climb up to the oxen carts.|
Have a lovely day and we’ll be back soon!
Photo from one year ago today, July 17, 2015:
|Australian M113A1 Fire Support Vehicle (Saladin Turret). Tom especially enjoyed the visit to Australia's Armour Artillery Museum near Cairns. For more photos, please click here.|