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