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Hello Mrs!

We wander Ambon this morning, down to the water and the huge outdoor market. Fruit and vegetable stalls are the primary outlets and then down side alleys are the dry goods. Bumper to bumper traffic staccato beeping, unpleasant odours, vibrant … Continue reading

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Blue Corner Dive

We dove this week on Nusa Lembongan with Blue Corner Dive. The dive operation is owned by two Albertans, Andrew and Cody. Andrew actually worked for Murray a very long time ago at Snow Valley Ski Club. When we heard … Continue reading

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Creatures and Fish

We are spotting creatures both familiar and unusual in the waters off Nusa Penida, the island next to Lembongan. Our dive master, Herman, found this humongous eel today. He is like the grandfather of all eels! One my favourite types … Continue reading

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Mantas!

Today, we go to Manta Point. The boat ride there is a wild ride. The boat driver does not slow down cresting the large rolling waves and the boat, and its occupants, free fall back onto the water. It takes … Continue reading

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Day Two in the Current

Today I take my camera diving. Taking photos in the current is…..challenging. By the time I spot something cool (like a huge turtle), decide I should take a shot, zoom, I’m by it already. Then I figured out I can … Continue reading

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First Dive Day

Wheeeeee! What a ride! Our first dive in the waters off Lembongan was in a ripping current. We flew over the coral and sponges and fish. The second dive of the morning was more pedestrian in a gentle current. Murray … Continue reading

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To Sanur then Lembongan

We have had a couple of travel days and a no WIFI evening. Yesterday, Made Sudarta, drove us to Sanur, a seaside beach town in southeast Bali. On the map, it looks to be a part of Denpasar’s metropolitan area. … Continue reading

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Off to the Countryside

Yesterday Murray arranged with Made Sudarta, a local taxi driver, to take us on a little adventure. Made (pronounced Mad-ee) picks us up at 9:30 and we are off! Our first stop is Pura Tasman Amun, a temple built in … Continue reading

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Debbie does Batik!

This summer, my friends and I really immersed ourselves into Shibori inspired tie dyeing. We tie dyed shirts and onesies and tea towels and bags and fabric. It was great fun, especially the part where we unwrapped our item and … Continue reading

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“Admin” Morning, Exploring in the Afternoon

Yesterday, we found out one of our Lion Air fights had been cancelled. We tried to reschedule the flight and the connecting flights but their website wasn’t cooperating and, since it was Sunday, we couldn’t phone them. Thus, it was … Continue reading

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