The Drunken Sailor (Quisqualis indica) has been quite naughty recently. He has struggled to climb over the tall Carpentaria palm and clung to the front porch of our garden in Kuching. OK, I like the imagery of the early morning drinking bouts that have coloured his face a chubby pink. As the day progresses and heat takes on him his face transforms into a well-cooked lobster red skin. Has the drunken master retired from the " Pirates of the Mediterranean" ship? I wonder.