Komodo ‘11: Day One

Labuan Bajo - our home for the week. A sleepy town - it could be the Indonesian equivalent of the Wild Wild West. I half expected to see tumbleweeds rolling down the streets except they’d probably be too heavy from all the dust, or run over by all the motorbikes.

After checking in at the Hotel and then at the Dive Shop [and having a long sweaty argument with a sample wetsuit] we settled down for some Bintang and food and were treated to a spectacular sunset.

I hadn’t seen a rainbow in years, and walking along the beach, the light turned very strange. It was sunset, and the sun had just disappeared over the horizon and it was Twilight, in the purest sense. Looking up was not one, but two rainbows, one on top of the other. Breath was taken from me, neck straining from continuous upward looking, and knee totally f*cked from running back to the house to get cameras. By the time I hobbled back this was all that was left. And the leprechauns running around my feet of course.

I hadn’t seen a rainbow in years, and walking along the beach, the light turned very strange. It was sunset, and the sun had just disappeared over the horizon and it was Twilight, in the purest sense. Looking up was not one, but two rainbows, one on top of the other. Breath was taken from me, neck straining from continuous upward looking, and knee totally f*cked from running back to the house to get cameras. By the time I hobbled back this was all that was left. And the leprechauns running around my feet of course.