Doin' Hard Time in Jimbaran Bay, Bali.
This was really rough. Two days, 3 nights, at Puri Jimbaran, a resort that comes as close as you can get to paradise. Here we shared drinks and dinner with Julie (pictured) from Belgium.
Our stay was marred only by the dead coral fish washed up on shore--the result of "red tide," a proliferation of toxic plankton. Scientists debate whether the increase in its occurrence is due to global warming, overfishing or pollution. Anyone who doubts the impact of global warming should experience the futility of trying to rescue a slowly dying 7 lb. puffer fish washed up on shore. I'll be looking at purchasing a hybrid car when we get back. Here's an article on the phenomenon. And another one here.