Next Friday will be held a multi media show @ Prabbeli in Wiltz. I’ll have the pleasure to present our photos from last year’s trip to Flores. You will discover colourful reefs and amazing country sides through the island of Flores and of course the famous Komodo dragons.
Come and spend some time with us in the cosy setting of the Prabbeli, a drink in your hand!
Beginning : 8 pm
Vendredi 20 janvier, j’aurai le plaisir de présenter nos photos du voyage à travers l’île de Flores. Vous allez découvrir des récifs coralliens colorés ainsi que des paysages enchantés et bien entendu les fameux dragons de Komodo!
Venez passer un moment agréable avec nous dans le cadre détendu du Prabbeli, une boisson à porté de main!
Début : 20h00
We had a great time travelling through Flores. 4 days, over 500km, much more potholes and turns. Countless smiles and faces.
Day One : Maumere-Moni
Driving over the mountains from the North coast down to the deserted beaches of the south coast. Unbearable temperatures! Fortunately Moni is located in the mountains and the evening breeze comes like a gift!
Day Two : Moni – Berjawa
We got up early to witness the sunrise on top of Kelimutu volcano.
We had lunch on Blue Stone Beach
…before we did English school work with the kids of the traditional village
Day Three : Berjawa – Ruteng
Bena village is the most famous traditional village around Berjawa. Marc was busy trading vanilla.
….and rice fields all over!
I am sitting here in a small room with no fan and nor A/C to write these few lines. This is one major point which kept me from keeping you all updated during this first week. No WIFI here, so you have to plug in your Computer in the reception area. An as you can imagine it is not the fastest connection. Welcome to Maumere, Flores 🙂
Let’s talk diving
We leave every morning at 7am or 8 am with a small fisherman boat to the different spots. Maumere is a wide angle paradise. We see reef sharks on almost every dive, turtles and a eagle ray passed by lately too! There is some macro stuff around but it is difficult to find it when your eyes focus on large gorgonian fans, sponges in different colours and other huge coral!
There are still places you can see the damage of the 1992 earthquake underwater but the reef has well devellopped since.
As you can imagine we are the only divers around. This is great!!!
Tomorrow will be our last diving day here with the people from SEA WORLD CLUB. We will go wreck diving.
Well the only moment I put on the macro lens is on the night dives. There is a much dive site here on the housereef. Lots of sand and rubbish and then millions of crabs and other sand critters.
I put some photos together straight from the camera without processing to give you an idea of Maumere underwater