From time to time, you get big ships visiting here but few bigger than the hospital ship USNS Mercy. It is parked off Dili for 2 weeks providing specialist medical services. I believe it is concentrating on cleft palate operations on this its 3rd trip to Dili. Hard to believe there is more medical grunt on that ship than the whole country put together.
On Wednesday at lunchtime, a supply ship provided entertainment by airlifting supplies by chopper to the Mercy.
It is also noticable that there seem to be more oil exploration ships passing through. Maybe its just because I know what one looks like now.
Someone said to me recently, “there’s gotta be a market for dry cleaners here”. Funny how you only start noticing signs advertising laundry services – at the Sands Motel and the new Sealion Laundry next to the new “Pinoy Grill” restaurant. This may be a new incarnation of the Pinoy that existed in the old Fat Boys premises. Its on Comorro Road between the heliport and the OZ Embassy. And there is a new Vietnamese restaurant across the road.