Loving the live aboard!
Trip Start Sep 30, 2009
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We hooked up with our friends Henneke and Thomas on our 24 hour boat trip from Lombok to Flores. Little did I know I would be punching some guy in the head during the night...more later. Thomas and Henneke speak Indonesian well and were able to fanagle us a good spot to put our matresses away from the mass of people and luggage...and I do mean luggage, boxes, whatever they could carry aboard. We settled in for our meal of rice and bitter fish (which I couldn't eat) and read books and slept til we arrived in Lombok....except for the middle of the night when I woke up to find a man crouching at my feet lifting my skirt. I got so mad I leaped up, chased him down and punched him a few times. I came back to a sleeping Mike, Thomas and Henneke and realized they hadn't noticed I was gone...had trouble sleeping after that.
Loved all the diving...I especially liked being so well looked after on the boat...even had someone slip on my fins for me and wash out my mask. We ate like kings and played a few rounds of crib at night! After the diving Mike Heeneke and I decided to head to an almost deserted island. Kanawa, and relax after all that hard diving...did some snorkelling and even had some 'wild' deers to feed.
On Danny'sss Diving boat 3 day 2 night 7 dives in Komodo national marine park and a hike. to go see the Komodo dragon. Awesome diving! Got to see our first manta rays! Spectacular to see them in action. The color of the coral and the varied under water life made Komodo national marine park as good as anywhere I have gone diving. Thomas, Henneke, Mo and myself had a great time with the Danny'sss diving crew on and off the boat. The food and the atmosphere were great. The weather was also great which allowed us to sleep on the roof of the boat under the moon and stars of the southern hemisphere. When you see the southern cross constellation you know you are not in Kansas anymore. Can't wait to do something like this again. I wonder what Thomas and Henneke are doing in a couple of years?