Words escape me. Seriously. I’m too tired from lack of sleep (jet lag, re-entry into the “real” world, etc.) to write anything coherent so I’ll let my photos tell the story for now.
I just returned a few days ago from our small boat cruise through the Nusa Tenggara region of the Indonesian archipelago, hosted by Sea Trek Sailing Adventures. There was no access to the internet during the cruise, so this is my first and only blog post of the trip. A full article on the trip will be out in a few months.
This trip featured lots of highlights. As you can see from the photo above plus the two below, the scenery was one. The exotic culture of the islands was another. And seeing the legendary Komodo Dragons up close was one of the primary attractions of the trip for me. These prehistoric relics are some of the creepiest and scariest animals I have ever seen. It was a pretty relaxing trip, with lots of time to lounge on the deck as we motored past the islands.But there was also plenty of activity, including hiking in Komodo National Park and kayaking on a warm, peaceful salt water lake in a volcanic caldera created by a huge tsunami that swept the islands a couple hundred years ago.
We snorkeled at least once a day, probably the best snorkeling I have ever experienced. Unfortunately I don’t have an underwater camera so you’ll have to make do with this photo of Katherine showing off the latest in snorkeling fashions, as well as her knockout figure. And the company was great — a friendly Indonesian crew, four friends from Australia, the architect who supervised the renovation of the boat (an American ex pat living in Indonesia with his family), two young women — one from Argentina, the other from Mexico — who gave lessons in free diving, our guide (originally from Alaska), and the manager of the boat, orginally from the Netherlands. Lots of laughs and good conversation throughout the trip.That’s it for now. I’m going to take a nap….