Yes, we are still alive in Bali after driving for a week with pedestrians and motorcycles and trucks and cars passing each other going 60 miles an hour down one-lane roads with no sidewalks. Bob was more patient than I thought he’d be…only leaned on the horn about a hundred times. The earthquake didn’t reach us…and no tsunami this time so we’re ok…so no worries. We did hear that people in southern Thailand were warned about midnight to head for high ground.
We leave for Bangkok on Sunday… I’m sick of being hot and humid. I’m uploading pics of Bali today. Now we are back on Kuta Beach where all the kids are.
Archive for March, 2005
(remote north coast of Bali)
The ocean here is protected by reefs and has no surf…it is weird to stand on the black sand beach and look out over the water as calm and glassy as a mountain lake…with only an outrigger canoe (prahu) or two being prepared for the night’s fishing to disturb the horizon.
The internet is down about half the time here…and we were unable to find a way to telephone our sons…surprising for this oft-visited island. We spent the day under a sheet of water…finding a sheltered little cafe (“fresh bread baked daily”) for our evening meal of brushetta and fresh tuna steak. “Where are you from,” asked the young owner who worked the restaurant with his wife. ” My brother is getting his Ph.d. in Michigan in engineering.”