2013-06 West Papua

  • Dendrobium
    Dendrobium
    I passed a kidney stone here, quite memorable!
    Sheraton Bandara, Jakarta, Indonesia, June 5, 2013
    2013-06-05#0049
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Mioskon Island
    Mioskon Island
    Our first diving area.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 7, 2013
    2013-06-07#5884
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Aljui Bay
    Aljui Bay
    Another dive area.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 9, 2013
    2013-06-09#5895
    Larry L. Jackson
  • MSY Damai
    MSY Damai
    A 'Phinisi' Schooner, liveaboard dive vessel for our trip.
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5900
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Lagoon Cruise
    Lagoon Cruise
    Between dives, we cruised this lagoon area.
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5906
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Lagoon Cruise
    Lagoon Cruise
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5909
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Philippine Ground Orchid
    Philippine Ground Orchid
    Spathoglottis plicata
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5925
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Palms
    Palms
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5934
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Guest House
    Guest House
    Definitely 'edge of the earth' getaway.
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5937
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Melissa Garden
    Melissa Garden
    A dive area that I have visited a couple of times.
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5948
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Fisherman
    Fisherman
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5951
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sunset
    Sunset
    Penemu, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 10, 2013
    2013-06-10#5962
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Arborek
    Arborek
    We dived here and visited the island.
    Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5963
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children at Low Tide
    Children at Low Tide
    Gathering snails and other edible seafood items.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5965
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Waiting for us at the dock.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5968
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Welcome Sign
    Welcome Sign
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5969
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pier
    Pier
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5975
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Enjoying being photographed.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5977
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Drying Fish
    Drying Fish
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5979
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Paul
    Paul
    Crew person buying a few things from the island store.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5980
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boat
    Boat
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5981
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boat
    Boat
    Motorized.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5983
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boat motor
    Boat motor
    Splash shield for the boat motor.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5984
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boat
    Boat
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5985
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Roosters
    Roosters
    Confrontation.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5991
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boat
    Boat
    A few patches on this small boat.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5996
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5998
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sea Cucumbers
    Sea Cucumbers
    Smoked or baked.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#5999
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Mother & Children
    Mother & Children
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#6000
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Debbie & Children
    Debbie & Children
    Children enjoy being photographed.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#6001
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#6002
    Larry L. Jackson
  • House
    House
    Comparatively nice house with solid walls, metal roof, solar panel and satellite dish.
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#6005
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Child
    Child
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#6007
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Arborek, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 11, 2013
    2013-06-11#6008
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dining Table
    Dining Table
    MSY Damai, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 12, 2013
    2013-06-12#6012
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bob, Ross & Doug
    Bob, Ross & Doug
    Reading and relaxing between dives.
    MSY Damai, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 12, 2013
    2013-06-12#6014
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Putu
    Putu
    One of the very good crew members that took care of us.
    MSY Damai, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 12, 2013
    2013-06-12#6016
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sunset
    Sunset
    Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 12, 2013
    2013-06-12#6017
    Larry L. Jackson
  • LJax, Debbie & Ross
    LJax, Debbie & Ross
    Relaxing on the terrace outside our room.
    Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, June 12, 2013
    2013-06-12#6018
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Fishermen
    Fishermen
    Pulau Dua, Indonesia, June 13, 2013
    2013-06-13#6023
    Larry L. Jackson
  • MSY Dewi Nusantara @ Sunrise
    MSY Dewi Nusantara @ Sunrise
    Another 'Phinisi' Schooner liveaboard dive boat.
    Manokwari, Indonesia, June 14, 2013
    2013-06-14#6027
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boat
    Boat
    Roon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 15, 2013
    2013-06-15#6033
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
    The whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) come to the big fishing boats (bagans) for food. Fishermen consider the whale sharks good luck omens.
    Kwatisore, West Papua, Indonesia, June 16, 2013
    2013-06-16#6038
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Whale Shark watching
    Whale Shark watching
    The fishermen dice up small fish, put the pieces in a bucket of saltwater and pour it in the mouths of the whale shark.
    Kwatisore, West Papua, Indonesia, June 16, 2013
    2013-06-16#6054
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
    Rhincodon typus
    Kwatisore, West Papua, Indonesia, June 16, 2013
    2013-06-16#6070
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bagan
    Bagan
    Very large outriggers to hold suspended nets used in night fishing.
    Kwatisore, West Papua, Indonesia, June 16, 2013
    2013-06-16#6073
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Village
    Village
    Just a few families.
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6080
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Villagers
    Villagers
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6081
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Villagers
    Villagers
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6082
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sago Squeeze
    Sago Squeeze
    Pulverized palm pulp and water mix, pass through a filter to ultimately produce a type of flour.
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6085
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sago Drying
    Sago Drying
    The floury liquid de-waters in hanging bags.
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6086
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sago Settling
    Sago Settling
    The watery flour settles in this long trough.
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6087
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sago Liquid
    Sago Liquid
    Filter stages.
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6088
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sago Dewatering
    Sago Dewatering
    Final dewatering.
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6089
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sago Harvest
    Sago Harvest
    Hacking out the palm trunk core.
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6093
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dog
    Dog
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6094
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boats
    Boats
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6095
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Village
    Village
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6096
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Child
    Child
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6099
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6100
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Tree & Shoreline
    Tree & Shoreline
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6104
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Orchids
    Orchids
    Small, fan shaped orchids with lots of seed pods and a larger sympodial orchid.
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6105
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Villagers
    Villagers
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6113
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Lagoon
    Lagoon
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#6121
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Wine & Sunset
    Wine & Sunset
    Rippon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 17, 2013
    2013-06-17#0056
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pulau Auri
    Pulau Auri
    Nice coral around this little island.
    Roon Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 18, 2013
    2013-06-18#6130
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Manokwari
    Manokwari
    Our departure city for this trip.
    West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6133
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Cross Wreck site
    Cross Wreck site
    Dive site briefing board.
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6134
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dive Deck, MSY Damai
    Dive Deck, MSY Damai
    The arrangement worked pretty well.
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6135
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Upper Deck, MSY Damai
    Upper Deck, MSY Damai
    Big relaxation area.
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6140
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Skiff, MSY Damai
    Skiff, MSY Damai
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6141
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bay House
    Bay House
    Typical of houses along the edge of the bay.
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6152
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bay House
    Bay House
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6153
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Children
    Children
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6161
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bay Houses
    Bay Houses
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6165
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Fisherman
    Fisherman
    The canoe looks almost too small for this guy.
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6169
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bay Houses
    Bay Houses
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6171
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bay Houses
    Bay Houses
    Colorful, extremely long canoe.
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6173
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dock & Hut
    Dock & Hut
    Odd little hut over the dock.
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6175
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Marlin
    Marlin
    Makaira nigricans, 600+ lbs
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6186
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Eki, Louise, Bob & Dean
    Eki, Louise, Bob & Dean
    Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6189
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Father & Son
    Father & Son
    Manokwari Bay Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6208
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Black-capped Lory
    Black-capped Lory
    Lorius lory
    Manokwari Bay Island, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6222
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Divers
    Divers
    LJax, Dean, Debbie, Maria, Doug, Louise, Ross and Bob.
    MSY Damai, Manokwari Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6231
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Refly, Adri & Jemy
    Refly, Adri & Jemy
    Our dive guides.
    MSY Damai, Manokwari Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6234
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Crew & Directors
    Crew & Directors
    Directors and the large crew that took very good care of us.
    MSY Damai, Manokwari Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, June 19, 2013
    2013-06-19#6236
    Larry L. Jackson