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To the Beach!

January 22, 2019

An even earlier start took us to Sanur Beach before dawn. Though there were clouds on the horizon, we were rewarded with a pretty good sunrise, and were able to photograph a local fisherman throwing out his net.

hints of sunrise

tossing the net vertical

The celebration Nyoman found for us today was amazing. A parade of beautifully dressed women carried their offerings to the temple…

parade of offerings

At the temple, families gathered to eat, chit chat (they actually use this word in Balinese) and let their children run around, while elegant, identically-dressed women performed graceful dances.

 

And the beautiful children…

 

infant & grandfatherchubby baby

baby girl

 

This man almost begged me to take his picture, then followed me around smiling like we were new BFFs. Most of the Balinese people love to have their pictures taken.

my new friend

We were the only Westerners at this celebration, and people welcomed us with open arms, asking where we were from, and, in my case, even offering a delicious treat — sort of a round fritter covered with sesame seeds and filled with sweetened coconut. All of us loved this experience.

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