The huge komodo dragons!
Trip Start Jul 12, 2006
70Trip End Jul 11, 2007
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It was pretty cool, we chartered a boat from Flores, so we had it all to ourselves. Felt like true royalty - we lay on the deck in the sun, looking out to sea. As we were looking out we saw barracuda fish jumping out the water, and then a pod of around 15 dolphins jumped along side our boat. Was amazing! I've never seen dolphins that close up. Unfortunately we were too mesmorised to get any photos.
Komodo National Park turned out to be just as great as our boat journey across
We saw at least 10 dragons. They are HUGE! Around 3 metres long and look prehistoric. They're the direct desendents of dinosaurs and are known to eat humans apparently. Due to this fact we were wary of getting too close but our guide insisted on us getting in there in the photos. He did, however, assure us that they prefer water buffalo to Scotsmen. . .