We have seen water that looked like what some call “a mirror” I call it “Amazing grace” and it really feels like that – no separation between the sky water and not a single wave…absolute silence…beautiful!!! The day was loooong and some of us felt really tired after the hustle and bustle of the last few days.
|This is simply exchaustion.|
|One of the very first fishing boats we have seen. Exsciting! And they were so happy to see us too.|
|The little boats with blue tea towels for sails and so many...|
|More "Amazing grace" oh you can also add lots of dolphing jumping out of water in the distance.|
Kalabahi our anchorage was the only town of the island of Alor located deep in a 17 km beautiful bay with enchanting views of mountains volcanoes small fishing villages and lots and lots of fishing boats/canoes. We were welcomed by a large group of them. At first they look like waves and really hard to see it was actually an amazing and amusing sight. Some of those boats are so small that can only accommodate one .Others have tiny small sails that look like they have been made from blue kitchen tea towels. I am not joking here. After thinking that we were going to run every one of them over we made it to Alor safely in rain and the haze of burning fires to the tune of Muslim call for prayer.
|Hills with small villages|
|Always someone in the water calling mister mister...kind of nice and they are happy to stay around for hours...|
To conclude our stay we attended another Gala Night at what we understood to be the king’s home. We were all transported in a very “antique” bus under police escort. That was a little contradiction and would be something that we will never forget. As well as the hospitality in the best Indonesian style.
|Our bus.Not enirely sure about the vintage year and provided all with amazing laughter...all great|
|One vacant seat.|
|And the tradition is kept.|