Thursday, 11 August 2011

HAVING A WHALE OF A TIME 10/08/2011






2 hour mitsubishi bus over bumpy mountain road to LAMELERA whaling village on lembata south coast.the beach has about thatched sheds housing the colourful traditional wooden whaling boats.On the beach was this freshly killed whale.all thru the village,hangig up are racks of whale blubber,with drains to collect the oil,and racks of drying meat-dark=whale,lighter=shark.also drying were various tail & ,fins.fascinating and well worth the rough trip over and back.back in lewoleba we went to markets for fresh tomatos,cucumbers,greens,and bought a box of bintang.

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