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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday 4th February 2010

One thing that has really stood out for us here is how polite and helpful everyone is! From the broker who sold us the boat (David has been so wonderful and has helped us so much, as have the others at Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage) to the employee at the door of Wal-Mart, everyone is friendly, says hello, asks if we need help before we have to go chasing them up to ask a question, goes out of their way to help – customer service is fantastic! Also, people love to have a chat. Hopefully we don’t come across as rude, as the standard ‘nod and smile’ at a stranger that is more the norm in Australia doesn’t seem enough here, with everyone who walks past us cheerfully saying ‘good morning’ or ‘how are you today’ or stopping to talk briefly. Our neighbour, Gene, has also been really friendly and helpful. He and his wife and their gorgeous dog Coconut live on their boat here too.

A friendly local

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