2006-03 Banda Sea, Indonesia #6 Land

  • Pulao Batanta
    Pulao Batanta
    Our first scuba diving location.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 11, 2006
    2006-03-11#0002
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Misool
    Pulao Misool
    Day 2 scuba diving around this very pretty island.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0010
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Misool
    Pulao Misool
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0014
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Adventure Komodo
    Adventure Komodo
    An Australian scuba diving boat, very stable and fast, but proved to be very uncomfortable during the approaching Typhoon Larry and rough passages.
    Pulao Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0019
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Misool
    Pulao Misool
    Nice tree and coastline.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0032
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Misool
    Pulao Misool
    Between dives, we zodiac-cruised some lagoon areas.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0040
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Misool
    Pulao Misool
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0042
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Philippine Ground Orchid
    Philippine Ground Orchid
    Spathoglottis plicata
    Pulao Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0044
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Misool
    Pulao Misool
    Frequent rain allows vegetation to grow on rock.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0045
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Misool
    Pulao Misool
    I guess you could call this a sea stack, seen at the start of a second zodiac cruise.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0048
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Philippine Ground Orchid
    Philippine Ground Orchid
    Spathoglottis plicata
    Pulao Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0060
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Slender Pitcher-plant
    Slender Pitcher-plant
    Nepenthes gracilis - this is a very old plant, obvious from all the old stems.
    Pulao Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0062
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Zodiac Cruise Snacks
    Zodiac Cruise Snacks
    Snacks at the end of the second zodiac cruise.
    Pulao Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 12, 2006
    2006-03-12#0068
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sorong
    Sorong
    WE had to return to Sorong when one of our group developed a persistent nose bleed.
    West Papua, Indonesia, March 13, 2006
    2006-03-13#0070
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Freighter
    Freighter
    Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, March 13, 2006
    2006-03-13#0071
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Harbor Monument
    Harbor Monument
    Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, March 13, 2006
    2006-03-13#0072
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Longboat
    Longboat
    This boat came out to evacuate our friend with the nose bleed to the local hospital.
    Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, March 13, 2006
    2006-03-13#0075
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Big Night Fishing Boat
    Big Night Fishing Boat
    Big lights and nets deploy to catch fish and squid at night.
    Sorong, West Papua, Indonesia, March 13, 2006
    2006-03-13#0080
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Walid
    Pulao Walid
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 14, 2006
    2006-03-14#0083
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Walid
    Pulao Walid
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 14, 2006
    2006-03-14#0086
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Walid
    Pulao Walid
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 14, 2006
    2006-03-14#0090
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Walid
    Pulao Walid
    Pretty little beach.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, March 14, 2006
    2006-03-14#0101
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Banda Api
    Banda Api
    The last eruption was in 1988 with a very large lava flow.
    Banda Island, Banda Islands, Indonesia, March 16, 2006
    2006-03-16#0105
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Arriving
    Arriving
    Dock, Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 16, 2006
    2006-03-16#0106
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Local People
    Local People
    Local people came to see us and our boat.
    Dock, Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 16, 2006
    2006-03-16#0107
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dock
    Dock
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 16, 2006
    2006-03-16#0108
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Child
    Child
    Local people and children came by to have a look at us during the day.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0111
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Local Men
    Local Men
    Very serious guys.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0112
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Ali, Made & James
    Ali, Made & James
    Ali and Made are the two scuba diving guides on the trip.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0115
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Larry Smith
    Larry Smith
    I processed this photo long after the trip.  Larry Smith is often recognized as one of the best underwater guides of all time. Sadly, he died of pneumonia complications in the Sorong hospital about one year after our trip.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0119
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Girl
    Girl
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0120
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Red Snapper
    Red Snapper
    Lutjanus bohar - local fisherman selling a fish to the chef.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0126
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Children found the foreign visitors very interesting.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0132
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Mosque
    Mosque
    Some of our crew went to the mosque for Friday prayers.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0136
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Souvenir Shop
    Souvenir Shop
    After a day of diving, we toured the town.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0137
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Shop
    Shop
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0138
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dutch Architecture
    Dutch Architecture
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0140
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Local Man
    Local Man
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0141
    Larry L. Jackson
  • 1852 Dutch Church
    1852 Dutch Church
    A wooden church was built in the early 1600s but was destroyed by an earthquake.  The church was rebuilt in 1852 in brick and plaster.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0142
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Golden Orb Spider
    Golden Orb Spider
    Nephila species
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0145
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bicycle Taxi
    Bicycle Taxi
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0146
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Shop
    Shop
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0152
    Larry L. Jackson
  • New Bicycle
    New Bicycle
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0153
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Shop
    Shop
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0154
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Old Woman
    Old Woman
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0155
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Produce Vendor
    Produce Vendor
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0159
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Shop
    Shop
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0162
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dive Shop
    Dive Shop
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0165
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Maulana Hotel
    Maulana Hotel
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0166
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Maulana Hotel
    Maulana Hotel
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0167
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Gate
    Gate
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0168
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0170
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Swimming
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0172
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Derelict Boats & Trash
    Derelict Boats & Trash
    Many countries have no organized trash disposal and the ocean is the unfortunate recipient of a lot.
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0173
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Bandaneira, Banda Neira Island, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-17#0176
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Old Wine Bottle
    Old Wine Bottle
    Hand blown bottle that I cleaned and have on a shelf in my office.
    Bandaneira, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 17, 2006
    2006-03-22#0055
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Run
    Pulao Run
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 18, 2006
    2006-03-18#0180
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dive Deck & Aja
    Dive Deck & Aja
    Adventure Komodo, Pulao Run, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 18, 2006
    2006-03-18#0181
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Camera Table
    Camera Table
    Adventure Komodo, Pulao Run, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 18, 2006
    2006-03-18#0182
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Nailaka
    Pulao Nailaka
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 18, 2006
    2006-03-18#0183
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Run
    Pulao Run
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 18, 2006
    2006-03-18#0185
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Ai & Banda Islands
    Pulao Ai & Banda Islands
    The Banda Api volcano and other islands in the background.
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 18, 2006
    2006-03-18#0187
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Run
    Pulao Run
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 18, 2006
    2006-03-18#0191
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Ai
    Pulao Ai
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 19, 2006
    2006-03-19#0006
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Exploring Pulao Ai
    Exploring Pulao Ai
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 19, 2006
    2006-03-19#0007
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Screw Palm
    Screw Palm
    Pandanus spiralis
    Pulao Ai, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 19, 2006
    2006-03-19#0008
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Screw Palm
    Screw Palm
    Pandanus spiralis
    Pulao Ai, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 19, 2006
    2006-03-19#0009
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Nautilus Shell
    Nautilus Shell
    Nautilus pompilius
    Pulao Ai, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 19, 2006
    2006-03-19#0011
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Blacktip Reef Shark juvenile
    Blacktip Reef Shark juvenile
    Carcharhinus melanopterus - it was surprising to see these juveniles in the shallows, near shore.
    Pulao Ai, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 19, 2006
    2006-03-19#0013
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Blacktip Reef Shark juveniles
    Blacktip Reef Shark juveniles
    Carcharhinus melanopterus - there are about 10 of the sharks swimming around in shallow water near the shore where we waded around.
    Pulao Ai, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 19, 2006
    2006-03-19#0014
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Ai
    Pulao Ai
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 19, 2006
    2006-03-19#0020
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Gunung Api
    Gunung Api
    This is the top of a stratovolcano rising from over 3 miles below the surface.
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 20, 2006
    2006-03-20#0022
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Cliff Vegetation
    Cliff Vegetation
    Gunung Api, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 20, 2006
    2006-03-20#0025
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Masked Bobby
    Masked Bobby
    Sula dactylatra - some nests visible.
    Gunung Api, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 20, 2006
    2006-03-20#0027
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Great Frigatebird
    Great Frigatebird
    Fregata minor
    Gunung Api, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 20, 2006
    2006-03-20#0029
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Cliff Vegetation
    Cliff Vegetation
    Amazing that these plants grow in such a low nutrient, rock location.
    Gunung Api, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 20, 2006
    2006-03-20#0034
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Aju & Ali
    Aju & Ali
    The outer zodiacs is an odd aluminum construct.
    Gunung Api, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 20, 2006
    2006-03-20#0037
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Reong
    Pulao Reong
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 21, 2006
    2006-03-21#0040
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulao Reong
    Pulao Reong
    Reong is a relatively small, low lying island with the much larger Wetar Island in the background.
    Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 21, 2006
    2006-03-21#0043
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Chef Jamie, Tuna & Made
    Chef Jamie, Tuna & Made
    We had very fresh tuna for dinner.
    Pulao Reong, Banda Sea, Indonesia, March 21, 2006
    2006-03-21#0046
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Fisherman
    Fisherman
    The fisherman has a woven fish trap he is preparing to place on the bottom.
    Pulao Pura, Alor Regency, Indonesia, March 22, 2006
    2006-03-22#0047
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Church
    Church
    Some islands have christian churches.
    Pulao Pura, Alor Regency, Indonesia, March 22, 2006
    2006-03-22#0051
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Local Men
    Local Men
    People will paddle out to see the tourists.
    Pulao Pura, Alor Regency, Indonesia, March 22, 2006
    2006-03-22#0052
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Local Men
    Local Men
    The canoe is riding very low in the water, probably meant to carry only one under normal circumstances.
    Pulao Pura, Alor Regency, Indonesia, March 22, 2006
    2006-03-22#0056
    Larry L. Jackson
  • South Pulao Pura
    South Pulao Pura
    Alor Regency, Indonesia, March 22, 2006
    2006-03-22#0058
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Village
    Village
    Beang Abang, Alor Regency, Indonesia, March 23, 2006
    2006-03-23#0065
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sunset
    Sunset
    Last sunset of the trip as we head to Kupang.
    near Alor, Indonesia, March 23, 2006
    2006-03-23#0069
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Crew
    Crew
    All but the chef wearing Adventure H2O shirts of Larry Smith's company.
    Adventure Komodo, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, March 24, 2006
    2006-03-24#0074
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Group Photo
    Group Photo
    The sort of thing we do while waiting for our dive gear to dry and leave the boat.
    Adventure Komodo, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, March 24, 2006
    2006-03-24#0076
    Larry L. Jackson