Oceans Dream

02 August 2014 | ENGLAND
15 March 2014 | Malaysia
29 January 2014 | Thailand
26 December 2013 | Phuket, Thailand
30 November 2013 | Langkawi, Malaysia
03 November 2013 | Puteri Harbour Marina, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
04 October 2013 | Indonesian Borneo
22 September 2013 | Lovina, Bali
05 September 2013 | Komodo Island, Indonesia
18 August 2013 | Flores Island, East Nusa Tengarra, Indonesia
06 August 2013 | Kupang, Timor island
26 July 2013 | Northern Territory, Australia
21 July 2013 | Uluru, Australia
29 June 2013 | Fannie Bay, Darwin
17 June 2013 | Shelburne Bay, Cape Grenville, Australia
08 June 2013 | Carins, QLD
29 May 2013 | Townsville
12 May 2013 | Queensland
26 April 2013 | Mooloolaba, QLD
24 March 2013 | Mooloolaba, Queensland

Balinese dancing

22 September 2013 | Lovina, Bali
Balinese dance

Dropping the anchor at Lovina beach a week ago, we were just one of two boats in the bay. We're now surrounded by 40+ sailboats and things are somewhat more cosy ... if not a little claustrophobic at times. Trying not to glance across into neighbours cockpit just metres away as we dance our merry dance with the turning tide is almost impossible to resist - on land we'd all be considered serious 'curtain-twitchers'.

Upon arrival in Indonesia a couple of months ago we were given a 60 day 'pass' which would then be extended by a further 30 days in Bali and so we patiently await the paperwork with the hope of leaving shortly.

A couple of tours around the area and inland to the hippy/arty/yoga-y town of Ubud full of spas and renowned for the Balinese dance performances, we couldn't resist a night ashore and hope some of these pictures reflect our time here in Bali.

Water temple
Pura Bratan is the second most important Hindu temple in Bali found on the shores of Lake Bratan. Built in 1926 and is dedicated to the goddess of lakes and rivers.

Intricate detail
Intricate detail

Balinese gargoyle

Gargoyle showers
Gargoyle showers at hot springs

Hindu God Ganesha - a common sight in Bali

Waterfall stop on the 'Lovina loop tour'

Fruit bat
Fruit bat

Luwak or civet - fed coffee berries, the beans ferment in his digestive tract and are then collected whole from it's faeces, then ground and sold as one of the most expensive coffees in the world.

The legong
Balinese dancing - eyes closed yet in synchronization for ten minutes without bumping into one another or falling off the stage. These girls wore traditional costume and enacted several traditional stories.

The boys



Villa in paddy field
Suksma Villa - among the rice paddies overlooking Ubud. Our home for one night. We fell asleep to the sounds of frogs croaking.

Rice paddy
Rice growing in the paddy field

That's it for now. Next on the agenda Kalimantan and the Kumai River. A four day/night passage from Bali. Thanks for reading!

Vessel Name: Oceans Dream
Vessel Make/Model: Admiral 40 catamaran
Hailing Port: Plymouth, UK
Crew: Adrian & Jackie
Having both worked hard we decided we should enjoy an exciting and challenging retirement whilst we were young enough and fit enough. To realise this dream, we replaced our monohull with an ocean-going liveaboard catamaran. [...]

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Who: Adrian & Jackie
Port: Plymouth, UK