Komodo Island

Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Simon Blundell
Fri 17 Jun 2011 08:39
08°34.536S 119°30.087E
Fri 17/6
Easy motor from Banta Island anchorage to Komodo Island to arr at anchor just S of the Komodo Ranger Station in time for a shore party to see their first Dragon. As we watched the Attenborough LIFE segment on the Komodo Dragon kill last night, they were somewhat dissapointed with the undersized, placid, Dragon they saw ashore!
Some bartering at a nearby village for T-Shirts and chocolates and back on board in time for sunset cocktails.
Plans for a Duck ride around to see the sunrise on Pink Beach at 0530 tomorrow. Aparently the red coral which has powderised and coated the beach creates a pink glow at sunrise, but otherwise is not noticable?!?
Tomorrow we'll head around to Rincah Island were the Dragons are more "wild". But the LIFE documentary will still be hard to beat!