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Published: August 27th 2017
The female looks docile. Just look at the fangs on the roof of the mouth on the other.
I could get used to being here, in an all-inclusive dive resort. The food is thoughtfully prepared and there is something new every meal. I love the fresh fruit and there are lots of treats…always one available between meals. Diving gives me a big appetite, and there is no place to buy fast foods. Quite a relief, really. I always take tea bags with me, and almonds, walnuts and/or pecans but I haven't really needed them.
One of the couples here (they are a bit older and retired) stay here for three months every year. I think I’ll inquire about how much it costs per month. I would love to do that. Then I wouldn’t be in such a rush to dive three dives a day. And there would be time to relax and edit photos and write.
Some of the couples buy bottles of wine for dinner, but I’m not much of a drinker and I am happy there is no bar with loud patrons and all the drama that surrounds alcohol. But that is soon to be remedied. Simon is putting in a bar and adding more bungalows, too. (As a matter
Buggy eyed, toothy, and I think he is adorable. They blend in with their surroundings and are easy to miss. The dive master is invaluable because they see them everyday.
of fact, the bar is finished now, and very successful.)
There is so much to see and I got so many great photos, I am going to write one more blog about NAD dive resort in Lembeh Straits just so I can post more photos. I cannot get enough photos of sea horses, octopuses, eels and turtles. Oh, did I mention frog fish? And now, with my diopter which magnifies tiny creatures living in a symbiotic relationship with sea fans, sea anemones, sea cucumbers, sponges, etc. I never know what I might find when I review my photos after a dive. It is hard to choose my favorite snapshot, or my favorite creature, for that matter.
By the fourth day I have settled in. I feel relaxed and comfortable. No more headaches or muscle aches. I can just enjoy the day. I have grown familiar with my camera, and am beginning to try new exposures and I’m taking more time thinking about how to take the photos, where the sun is and how that affects the subject, or what background I want. Simon urged me to take fewer photos and plan and adjust more. There is so much
SMALL FROG FISH
This little frog fish contrasted nicely, for a change, with the background.
New people are arriving, and some are leaving. And I am beginning to think about my return as well.
One of the boat captains started carving crabs, sharks, frog fish, etc. out of shell…they are amazing. He now carves full time and his creations are selling quite well. Zee has a nice collection and after careful consideration I bought the crab…it is my zodiac sign. It is exquisite and amazingly life-like, with tiny eye stalks and claws. I bought a couple of t-shirts, checking sizes and motifs. I am not much of a shopper anymore, so I am relieved that I have the opportunity to buy something here at the resort, and also in the airports on my way home. I don’t enjoy shopping in the giant malls in towns and cities, except maybe for kettle corn, or hot buttery corn on the cob from small stalls in street markets.
I will be homeward bound on February 9th; eleven dives, if all goes well. Amazing, isn't it...eleven!
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