Monthly Archives: February 2013

Day 199: Manta Ray

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Thur. 28 February 2013 It is our last full day on GilliT and so Dave has signed up for one last fun dive at 9am and so I hang around until he returns, doing not a lot. At 11:25 a …

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Day 198: Masterchef

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Wed. 27th February 2013 My diving course has now finished and I want to put my new knowledge to good use. Besides the diving here is so good (and I’m enjoying it so much) that it would be wrong not …

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Day 197: Planning Ahead

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Tues. 26th February 2013 This is the longest we have stayed in any hotel during our trip and we’re contemplating extending by at least a day (to make a total of 6 nights). The main reason is that our plan …

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Day 196: A Real Diver?

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Mon. 25th February 2013 I’m now 2/5ths of the way through my course. So far, so good, but I clearly have much to learn – not just knowledge from the books and instructors but experience and skills that only come …

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Day 195: Wet And Dry

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Sun. 24th February 2013 As Dave is keen to get started on his diving qualification he has booked in for two dives today, 9am and 2:30pm. This means a 7am alarm to give him time for a light breakfast and …

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Day 194: We May Never Want To Leave

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Sat. 23rd February 2013 We are going to the (small) island of Gili Trawangan because the brother of a friend of ours is part owner of a dive shop there. These sort of tenuous connections have worked well for us …

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Day 193: Problem With The Waves … And The Airport!

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Fri. 22nd February 2013 Having failed to pay for our flights to Lombok last night the first thing we do is explain our tale of woe to the lady on reception at our hotel. She kindly offers to book a …

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Day 192: Monkey Business

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Thur. 21st February 2013 Yesterday, we were thwarted by the rain and not able to visit the sites we wanted to (or do the circular 8km walk). So, today there is no lazy start to the day and Janet’s edict …

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Day 191: Not As Weird As MONA

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Wed. 20th February 2013 It is a slow start to the day as we wait for the rain to ease off and it is almost lunchtime before we head out to see Ubud. We are staying on the hillside above …

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Day 190: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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Tue. 19th February 2013 Our ‘tour’ of the Ulu Watu and the Bukit Peninsula and transfer up to Ubud isn’t until this afternoon and as there is more of Seminyak for us to see, we have the morning to go …

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