Monday, September 21, 2015


Awoke with a bang. Well I wanted to shoot the roosters that own the morning in our little village near Canggu. The neighbourhood call to prayer reminded me to be more peaceful to all critters. So slowly the day starts -  a coffee walk with Theresa to check out the banana plantation that's inhabiting a couple of acres next door. Next to that is a kind of shanty town about the size of six urban houses. No real estate seems to go wasted. There's not even room for footpaths so the local dogs (and there's lots of them ) have to sit in the middle off the road. 
That is until the ubiquitous motor scooter appears. Of course the top gnarly old dogs ignore the beeps and riders scoot around them. 

Highlight today was scooter mum with kid pillion rider facing the wrong way . A close second was the helmet less lady riding side saddle pillion.
Coffee done we do a surf check which took a while as we turned left Instead of right. 
Somebody has driven their small Toyota straight onto the beach! It's flat and glassy. Then out of nowhere a huge set of five rolls in. Then it's flat again. Just like those old Batman movies. 
Head back past rice paddies streetwise vendors selling bottles of petrol and all manner of construction and street side commerce. Big feed of fruit juice fried egg and some sort of nasi goreng rice dish and back for a surf followed by rest and repeat again.

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