Angel Island Resort
Travel Blogs from Labuan Bajo
... experience. Pity my limited ability to carry gear does not stretch to an underwater camera, but I don't think you could really capture it, you have to see it by diving.
We took a small shore excursion the last day to visit Rinka Island home of a couple of thousand Komodo Dragons, very large monitor lizards. It is a pretty big Island and like most of the Islands in the park is bare and covered with a velvet like blanket of short ...
... my bike, they were all very seriously mounted on very tired looking step thru scooters, the local bad boys I presume. One, slightly braver than his mates, finally worked up the courage to ask outright for " you help me mister" " I need a drink" pointing to my can of Sprite while his mates looked sheepishly away. Well all the best guide books tell you not to buy young people anything as it only encourages begging. So I said "NO I cannot buy YOU a drink, but I can buy ...
... but I guess they all realised he was a boy and he got nowhere, not even a fight - which we were hoping for!
We didn't see many more dragons on the hike, but we did see a wild buffalo and a baby dragon up a tree - our guide reckoned he was a couple of months old. So we were pretty chuffed to have seen the wild baby. (Does that sound like the buffalo was also up the tree with the baby dragon? Because if you are in any doubt, he wasn't... He was securely on terra firma) :)
... two dutch girls appeared and seemed to know him from the restaurant they had been in and one didn't look very impressed! He is young and full of energy, funny and a bit cheeky so maybe he had wound her up? Alfredo phoned his mate Joe to arrange a car for the morning and told us we were very luck that Joe was available as he has the only car in Flores with disco lights inside...oh dear! We have headed to bed now and will meet with the party bus crew at 8:30am tomorrow; we are very ...
... my breathing, to focus on looking at details and not the terrifying blue abyss that was beyond the corals.
In the end, I am still really proud of what I was able to accomplish. Any time there was an opportunity to snorkel, I went. I didn't care if it was early in the morning or if I was tired and wanted to relax. I was more afraid of missing out on something than the actual water. I don't think I conquered my fear, but I definitely think that I got myself in the ...
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