Captivating oasis of calm

We were on our way to spend the day at a traditional village in the hills of North Bali with about 40 -50 of the rally participants. 


Maybe the cow provides the milk for milk chocolate?

All of us were eagerly anticipating being guests at this village (Umajero) as it was the first time they had played host to a group of tourists.


Chocolate museum but no free samples, sadly

What was less eagerly anticipated were the stops on the way – a visit to a farm growing cacao beans for chocolate, a chocolate factory, and the “Chinese Temple” in Banjartehehe. 

Steps to Nirvana

 However, the wonderful Buddhist Temple was an absolute highlight of the day.


Imagine the gentle trickling of water

It was an oasis of calm and beauty, and we were thoroughly captivated by this beautiful haven- so much so that I have devoted this blog to some of the photos I took there:




Loved the bamboo scaffolding used on this new section


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Salty tales from Bali Hai

In 2015, after a break from cruising of almost 30 years, my husband and I sailed off into the sunset - this time to the wonderful Islands of Indonesia and beyond. Three years passed and we swapped sails for wheels driving through Scandinavia and Europe in a motor home. Now we are on the brink of another adventure - buying a Lagoon 420 Catamaran in Athens. This is our story.

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