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From the Journals…More from Ubud, Bali. February 5, 1998

May 05, 2017 - I was out at 6:00 am on a rented bike, and headed east to search for rice paddies and good photo ops. It was an impressi...
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From the Journals…More from Tanatoraja. Sulawesi, Indonesia. February 23, 2004

August 01, 2016 - At 6 am, right on schedule, Semuel picked me up with his motorbike for a ride in the countryside. We first headed for Ba...
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From the Journals…Ubud, Bali. February 5, 1998

June 27, 2016 - I was out at 6:00 am on a rented bike, and headed east to search for rice paddies and good photo ops. It was an impressi...
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From the Journals…Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. February 4, 1998

April 29, 2016 - My alarm went off at 5:15, but it was still dark out, so I stayed in bed a bit. Too tired from a late night and 1 hour t...
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From the Journals…More from Moorea, French Polynesia. February 26, 2000

April 25, 2016 - I had a nice dive at the head of Opunohu Bay. On the return, we detoured to Cook’s Bay to get gas. Beautiful turquoise w...
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From the Journals…More from Moorea, French Polynesia. February 25, 2000

April 22, 2016 - We returned to camp, and the ground had dried sufficiently after the rain to set up the tent. Our first choice, we disco...
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From the Journals…Rolleston, Queensland, Australia. February 11, 2000

June 19, 2015 - Another attempt at calling RACQ for road conditions heading north. I got through at 9, and the word was still no good fo...
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From the Journals…Queenstown, New Zealand. January 19, 2000

March 23, 2015 - We headed out at 11:00 for the hike to Ben Lomond. Another beautiful day. The trail started through woods, but was up ab...
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From the Journals...Moorea, French Polynesia. February 26, 2000

March 20, 2015 - I had a nice dive at the head of Opunohu Bay. On the return, we detoured to Cook’s Bay to get gas. Beautiful turquoise w...
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From the Journals…Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. January 12, 2000

March 16, 2015 - We had to rush to catch the 8:00 am boat to the trailhead at Ship Cove. It was a nice trip through the Queen Charlotte S...
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From the Journals…Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. January 16, 1998

November 21, 2014 - We walked up the road to do a few errands, then a longer-than-expected walk to a restaurant called Beggar’s Bush, which...
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From the Journals…Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. February 7, 1998

November 17, 2014 - Up at 5:40 to a clear sky. Took some photos from the Mai Mai restaurant, then turned west to see nicely-lit clouds. I wa...
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From the Journals... Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia. February 18, 2000

December 23, 2013 - Up at 6 to pee, and met another hosteler going to take pix at the 12 Apostles, a rock formation on the coast. Although m...
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From the Journals... Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. February 1998

December 20, 2013 - I was waiting for my lunch to be served, and my attention drifted to an ornamental pool in the courtyard of the restaura...
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From the Journals… Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. February 24, 2000

October 14, 2013 - Up at 5:55, but it was too late. The pre-dawn light was already happening. I went anyway. Parked by the bridge and walke...
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From the Journals...Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. January 15, 1998

September 06, 2013 - Up at 5:30 am at the suggestion of an ex-pat. Drove north into the countryside, then parked the car and started walking.
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From the Journals...Funeral in Pujung, Bali, Indonesia. February 9, 1998

June 03, 2013 - Again I drove through Pujung, for the third time now. It was obvious upon arrival that this was a big event, as a lot of...
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From the Journals...Farewell Spit, South Island, New Zealand. January 15, 2000

April 29, 2013 - Up at 6:30. Quick breakfast and strike the tent while still wet. Ready for pick-up at 7:45. Farewell Spit Safaris was ta...
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From the Journals...Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. February 2, 2000

April 26, 2013 - Again, traveling with my buddy Roy. Byron Bay is a laid-back surfer’s mecca and we kind of got caught up in the spirit....
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From the Journals...Tanatoraja. Sulawesi, Indonesia. February 23, 2004

March 25, 2013 - At 6 am, right on schedule, Semuel picked me up with his motorbike for a ride in the countryside. We first headed for Ba...
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From the Journals...Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. January 12, 2000

February 25, 2013 - There are a number of long distance hiking paths, or tracks, as the Kiwis call them all over the country. I had chosen t...
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From the Journals...Carnarvon National Park, Queensland, Australia. February 11, 2000

February 22, 2013 - Up at 5:15 for breakfast, then drove 1-½ hours into the park. Registered for a site, then started hiking at 9:00. It’s...
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From the Journals...Borobudur, Java, Indonesia. January 29, 1998

December 07, 2012 - Missed both alarms on the watches, but somehow happened to wake up at 4:52 am. We were out on the street 6 minutes later...
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From the Journals...Sydney, Australia. February 25, 2000

December 03, 2012 - Up at 6:50 after another restless night. Shower, eat, pack, and rush to get out. I found a cab and we headed to the airp...
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From the Journals...Bori, Tanatoraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia. February 21, 2004

November 16, 2012 - A couple of us had been invited to attend a wedding in the village of Bori. The wedding ceremony took place in a small C...
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From the Journals...Moorea, French Polynesia. February 25, 2000

September 21, 2012 - We returned to camp, and the ground had dried sufficiently after the rain to set up the tent. Our first choice, we disco...
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