Modern Art by Nature

Art by Nature? Isn’t that a contradiction? Either it’s art or it’s nature. It can not be otherwise. This is one way to define art, distinguish art from natural appearances. What is called artificial, can only be interpreted by man!

And then, the following finding in the waters of Bolabog, might be a balancing act between nature and man-art!

Time doesn’t matter for nature. What is a year or two, or even a hundred a thousand years? We don’t know how long this slipper was submerged in the waters of Bolabog and why the shells found it so attractive to settle on it.

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It gives us a glimpse, of what nature is capable of and that after our short and devastating appearance on this planet, nature should handle our waste in a most original and tasteful manner!

Kind of Different

White Beach is sold out and lined up with big hotel resorts and restaurant businesses. Mostly unispiring concret buildings, andvancing as far as they can to the beachfront (not to waste any money!) Terms likes small, cosy or restraint are not in the vocabulary of big companies or investors.

So, the cafe Zucchero seems to be an exception worth to mention.

It’s small and cosy and painted in happy caribean colours. It stands out.

Also the coffee is not so bad. The cakes – you have to decide for yourself!

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BIG WINDS IN ADVANCED SEASON

Unexpected strong winds blew yesterday (~ 25 knots) and today (~ 25 – 19 knots). Yesterday “sunny side down” today “sunny side up!” It’s still cool for this time of the year. Air 26°, water not over 22°C. With 9m² I was occasionally overpowered. My friend was using 5m² having much fun. Average 10 kites in the water. Tide at 11 am at a comfortable 1.1m rising to 1.5 til 3 pm. Incredible white, flat wave bases inside the reef.

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Beach very dirty. This is the better looking part.
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High Tide at 3.30 pm 1.5 m

Water never so bad for so long!

March 22, 2017

Never I experienced the water so bad for so long. Today I swam at Angol (White Beach). Still (since many weeks now), the visibility is bad. There is not only the algeas that bake in the sun, rot at both ends of White Beach and spread that rotten stinch like fouling gabbage. The water is still so green and unpleasant even 150 meters of coast, where I usually swim. And after swimming I felt ichy in my trunks and around my neck. I developed lots of nasty wheals. This was my worst experience at the White Beach so far.

First I swam from Asya resort towards Sundowner resort. But as the water got worse (greener) I tried the other direction towards the mainland. But then, soon the stinch there got so bad that I turned back.

Usually there are many boats with tourists in this area, bringing them here for snorkeling. Today there was not a single one! Because of the ugly smell of cours!

The water temperature was not too warm. Around 22 degrees with the tendency to get warmer now. Air 33 degrees.