I loved the light shining through the coconut palms in the early morning…. I love the light shining on the cows’ bottoms…..
The little one was having a milk of a time!! ( apologies to a whale of a time)……
Their tails were flicking furiously keeping those nasty flies at bay…. and the light is still shining….
My lovely Gili Air ….. thank you
There is so much to see in shadows…..they seem to add depth, mystery. Evocative is a word that comes to mind…
In indonesian shadows are bayangan and here the shadows of the coconut palm fringe the sea in Lombok.
Myself and siblings…..high in the the southern alps of new zealand : ))
Tucked away in the shadows ……kucing kecil (indonesian for kitten) : ))
Sekonyer river kalimantan ……
As our smallish craft cruised up this river the lines of forest were constantly converging to a new points of focus. It was incredibly beautiful, soothing to the soul….. at the same time heartrending in the knowledge that this forest is almost gone thanks to greed (mostly multinational companies) and the planting of palm oil plantations.
The orangutans at camp leakey could hear the calls to the table, ringing through the forest tops……..
They’re descent was something to behold…….
And they would descend fast and gracefully to land on the table top to feast on ubi ( sweet potato), bananas and dollops of milk if they were lucky.
While walking around the neighborhood where I am staying in Sinaraja Bali I realised that many of the houses had unique gates and walls around their kampung (yard). I found them interesting, attractive and utilitarian all at the same time….. sometimes I would be walking and realise that the view was beautiful…..
This was taken from the back of my house …you can see the mountains in the background.
This is looking the other way…..late afternoon.
I have tried to capture a sense of life going on ….The school is very large over a thousand students. This is the entrance to the school which is a senior high school.
Most students and teachers ride their motorbikes to school.
Students working hard in an english class…..
Teachers working hard too…..
Students give thanks to the gods and goddesses of the Hindu faith….
Relaxing in between classes….
Students can head for the canteen during break times….there is always something to eat! Tasty snacks both sweet and savoury are available , often made by the mothers of students as a way of supplementing their income. There is always nasi bungkis….wrapped in brown paper – a serve of rice, some vegetables, some sambal (spices with chillie), maybe some chicken or tempe. Guaranteed to surprise you and delicious.
The school is located in downtown Singaraja…..
A day travelling with friends from home after a leisurely breakfast with other friends from home. We stop for lunch at Kintamani….
On our way to Singaraja. We worked our way through the mountains. Beautiful vistas and cool breezes … citrus orchards, rice padi, flowers, corn fields, clove trees and other exotics.
Still quite high up but on the way down…..in the distance you can see singaraja and beyond the sea.
At Gitgit a beautiful waterfall….
From a distance….close up refreshingly cool, especially after an almost kilometer walk from the road. It was mostly downhill on the way.
A beautiful little orchid tucked away near a pool of water..…
Down on the coast a freshwater spring swimming area with shady trees and a stiff tradewind breeze. There was much to see on the drive along the coast to the east of Singaraja.
Last year I visited some dear friends of mine in Kalimantan. This was my room at their house….. many fond memories….
Another room another place in kalimantan….. someone’s kitchen where we were invited to learn how to make coffee the kalimantan way.
On the move…..off to the outer islands fishing west sumatra.
An assortment of craft at the port of Padangbai Bali…….fast, slow and working.
River taxi on the Sekonyer river Kalimantan, Indonesia
Same river, friends visiting……..
The tip of our klotok heading up the Sekonyer river…..
This is apparently an exact copy of London’s Big Ben and a popular tourist spot for locals to hang out….
in a beautiful city high in the mountains of west sumatra.