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22 November ~ 2019

I was often disappointed when I reviewed my photos after a day’s snorkeling at Bunaken, Indonesia. They didn’t quite match up with the wonder of all the fish swimming around me in the many varieties of coral, I mentioned this to Willike, the warm and friendly owner of the Happy Gecko, where I stayed on Bunaken. She agreed, photos are nice, but they don't show the beauty and immensity one feels out there at the edge of the reef, with the deep blue just beyond.

Now that I have been been back three months the photos look a lot better to me, and I am glad I took so many. They refresh my memories of that wonderful trip, which felt like the experience of a lifetime.

"Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time."" - H. P. Lovecraft