11 – 15 May 2009
Our pilot was none other than Jewelmer’s boss JB, as Jacques Branellec is fondly called. Upon hearing of approaching bad weather in the coming days, he immediately offered to fly us around the pearl farm and neighboring islands. He had the two back doors of the 8-seater helicopter taken out for better photos, and strapped Yogi onto the floor of one side himself. The other open door was for our nice Chinese journalist companion Mr. Liu Hua, correspondent for the Xinhua News Agency.