Afloat in the Komodo Archipelago, Indonesia

Come to Flores with me and visit the enchanting, ramshackle town of Labuan Bajo where fishing fleets, ferries and yachts float about in a lipstick harbour. Take a long-tailed boat out to Kanawa island in the Komodo Archipelago and float about in the warm sea, observing manta rays, pygmy seahorse, clown fish, nudibranchs, blue-ringed octopus, giant clams, sponges and coral below.

Lining up for the ferry in Labuan Bajo which travels overnight to Lombok.
Lining up for the ferry in Labuan Bajo which travels overnight to Lombok.
Yachts floating in the Komodo sea near Kanawa Island.
Yachts in the Komodo National Park near Kanawa Island.
Labuan Bajo Harbour.
Labuan Bajo Harbour

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Arriving in Kanawa Island. So deliciously isolated and great diving.
Arriving at Kanawa Island. So deliciously isolated and great diving.

For Helen and for the theme Afloat at the The Daily Post. ย a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/afloat/”>Afloat</a&gt;

25 thoughts on “Afloat in the Komodo Archipelago, Indonesia”

    1. That ferry took all afternoon to load, with cars and thousands of locals. It is mainly the local means of getting around the islands of Indonesia, and often, a seat on the deck on top of your towel or sarong is all that you have for the trip.

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    1. Yes, We went to the Gili islands in the 90s from Lombok. I have fond memories of them, but apparently things have really changed there. This time it was Flores which is across on the East near Timor. We didn’t catch that Ferry in the pic- just watched the locals line up all evening, with a gin and tonic in hand!

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  1. ooh thank you Fransesca for these beautiful pictures from a part of my country is my dream place
    I hope someday I have the opportunity to come to Labuan Bajo

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