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Leaving Indonesia for Singapore
As we sailed westwards from Alor Island we encountered dry islands dotted with smoking volcanoes.
multi-coloured crater lakes on Flores Island
The Komodo Dragon, the worlds largest monitor lizard, was first reported in 1912. We anchored off Rinca Island, and as we hiked through dry river beds, our park ranger guide pointed out dragons feeding on a water buffalo carcass.
Sailing westward as few days later, we anchored off Moyo Island.One of village women was troubled by an infected finger, and next day Angela removed a thorn from the woman's hand.
Later that day one of the villagers guided us up to a cave colonized by bats. Snakes live at the mouth of the cave, and feed on bats as they leave the cave.
Exploring the bat cave
We have finally reached Bali, land of temples, Starbucks and Hard Rock Cafes.
funeral procession, downtown Kuta
Emma getting to know the local wildlife
life at the monkey temple
life at the tourist temple
Kuta Beach sunset
Borneo- land of the jungles and orangutans- we were excited as we travelled by small riverboat up to Camp Leakey where Dr. Birute Galdikas has been studying orangs since 1971
. moving upriver
the jungle closes in
heading through the forest at Camp Leakey
first glimpse of a male
are you lookin at me ?
True to the yin and yang of life, we had a wonderful time visiting the orangs, but two days out to sea both MJ and I came down with Borneo Belly. Quite frightening at the time as we were surrounded by ship traffic,but mercifully, the weather was mild. We melted across the equator and stopped in Batam to get checked out by the hospital. Rested up a couple of days at Nongsa Point Marina, and then crossed multiple shipping lanes to the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, joining our friends on Tess.
traffic in Singapore Strait
resting at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club
making a battery during homeschool science time
Health back to normal, we took time out for Halloween.