Ambon - Photo Album
mixture! Ambon as seen from our later anchorage.
Our guide, who
organised our washing, took us to his sister's house which was in a Christian
neighborhood. This was the view of the town and estuary from their
house. Their house had a spacious living room with very few chairs, a
large television, and what must have been bedrooms leading off. Quite well
constructed and not uncomfortable.
Pictures from the gala
evening. Our compere was wonderfully robed almost better than the
pope. The dancers were beautifully attired whereas the cameraman was
interestingly attired. (I'm sure I know him from somewhere.) And the
final picture was of the minister who was honored this
evening. He was required, as part of the ceremony to dress in the costume you
see (over his other clothes) and to spend the very hot evening thus
attired. It didn't curb his style though. He gave a speech, joined
in the dancing and even sang. A real allrounder.
Taking a tour
A natural warm
spa. We ladies had brought our swimming costumes along but foresook the
privilege of bathing when we found the ladies fully dressed. The water
though was decidedly hot and if you ventured to the far end as shown in the
picture it was hotter than most would want their baths.
The village we
visited, shown above, was a Christian village devastated by the riots
some years ago. Now rebuilt there are sentries as you enter and leave
since on either side are muslim villages. There is no violence nowadays
though. Looking up stream the communal water facility started in
an attractive fish pond, led into their bathing and teeth washing area, on to
the laundry section where the villagers stood with the tame eels swimming around
their legs and then on to .. you guessed.
Just stopping along the
road to look at the various boats and fishing craft and to see how some live
right over the water.
The last stop on our tour
was the market. With the help of our guide Lesley from the port
office we bought some interesting fruit and vegetables. The second
photo is just to show the becaks that we took. You can certainly see that
Barry and I would never fit into one but should Barry have really have been
Just a nice
photo of a cheerful fellow at the market.