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post #1 of 75 Old 09-14-2013, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Woohoo, will be gone on vacation for a month!

Yup, I will be gone starting Sunday (actually wee hours of Monday). I will be going to Indonesia to scuba dive and do some underwater photography.

Indonesia is a country made up of thousands of islands.

A hairy frogfish

First, I will be flying (2.5 days traveling....YIKES) to the Island of Sulawesi. That island looks like a monkey with a long tail. I will be staying at the tip of the tail in a place called Lembeh Straits. This place is famous for seeing bizarre and strange creatures that you will see few other places in the world. I have been there before, these are some photos from those trips;

A hairy frogfish



A coconut octopus trying out the fit of a new shell



I have to admit that I won't be roughing it at ALL. This is where I will be staying;

Kasawari Resort




After diving there for a while, I will be flying to West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya). This is New Guinea. Indonesia went in a took over half of the island and claimed it. I will be on a boat in Cenderawasih Bay where I will be shooting photos of whale sharks. This area is so remote there are no roads and airports, so a boat it is. Not a nasty boat though. Meet the SY Seahorse.



I've never been to this area (on the map it is the north shore in a huge bay right above the I in Irian Jaya) and I have never dived with whale sharks. They are HUGE! This photo is not mine, but you get the idea....



I am so excited I can't wait until I get on that plane!! I will probably only have rare internet connections, but I will attempt to update this thread as often as I can with photos and stories.

Wish me luck and cast spells to keep the pirates away!
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Oh, Allison, I know you will have such an experience ! And while I am a wee bit jealous , ok, like insanely jealous, I truly wish you a safe and life changing trip,. I can't wait to read your updates. Please do not cheat yourself of one precious moment there trying to worry about the moderating. In the grand scheme of things, it matters not.

BonVoyage!
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I hope ya have a super great vacation. Lots of good people there, and many things to do.
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Sounds like you rollers (cops) over there in your neck of the woods make to much money.

Sounds like alot of fun. Hope the trip goes well.
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Oh, Allison, I know you will have such an experience ! And while I am a wee bit jealous , ok, like insanely jealous, I truly wish you a safe and life changing trip,. I can't wait to read your updates. Please do not cheat yourself of one precious moment there trying to worry about the moderating. In the grand scheme of things, it matters not.

BonVoyage!
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Sounds like you rollers (cops) over there in your neck of the woods make to much money.

Sounds like alot of fun. Hope the trip goes well.
Now, That IS a funny one.....

I work full time as a cop
Work off duty when I can
Teach riding and train on EVERY day off

never

go out to eat
go to concerts/movies/anything


SAVE SAVE SAVE!!

And I am totally aware that I am blessed with a good life and an even better family.
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That sounds like an amazing experience. Have a great time, will be looking for pictures, especially of a whale shark.

-Paula

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Great place to visit and they keep finding new species in Indonesia. Do us all a favor, find another new species and name it Thehorseforum for all of us!

Oh, get us a picture of you swimming with a whale shark will you!
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Now, That IS a funny one.....

I work full time as a cop
Work off duty when I can
Teach riding and train on EVERY day off

never

go out to eat
go to concerts/movies/anything


SAVE SAVE SAVE!!

And I am totally aware that I am blessed with a good life and an even better family.
Sounds like my life except my side job is running daddy daycare while my roller( cop) wife is out bringing home the bacon. I used to have 3 jobs but now two little girls wear my out.

How long have you been diving? I'm thinking of taking my rescue diver class next time it's offered through my dept. the only problem is I like the station I'm at and if they need someone at the dive station that may get me moved. I'm still up in the air about it.
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HAVE A SAFE AND FABULOUS JOURNEY!

So excited to hear about your adventures!
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