...now I'll have something to do when I get there....joking.
I arrived back at the Spirit of Sunshine Possum park and Landspeed laboratory this morning with my better two thirds after our honeymoon/moneyhoon in Bali.....now I won't go into it too deeply but but Bali is a mixture of the beautiful and the horrific, the horrific part is the area to which so many of my countrymen head for cheap holidays to indulge themselves in a way that only a third world country can provide. The beauty is the parts where the Balinese culture survives to a degree , they are incredible people hanging onto life as part of the Indonesian nation that is desperately trying to squeeze every last exploitable drop out of them.
Traffic in Bali really is something else, like the approach to the Death Star.....I'm not exaggerating.When you are traveling at 30mph on a street that is just
wide enough for two small cars with people walking along both sides of it and scooters are passing you on BOTH sides at once and you look up to see two cars abreast heading toward you you would be entitled to assume that someone will slow down or back off, and you would be wrong. It is perfectly likely that at least one of the scooters passing you will have three or four people on it, and maybe on one of those scooters will be a little boy trying to put his hands over his dads eyes, the scooter on the other side will be ridden by a guy who is sending a text message. This all happens with complete civility, we didn't see an accident or an angry word. We returned to Denpassar with a driver who when confronted by a log jam at a (rare) set of traffic lights just barrelled down the verge which was worryingly close to a deep drain, as I looked out and thought "well I never" a guy shot past on a scooter, between us and the drain.
I'm now desperately trying to rearrange my gear to get on the plane tomorrow to LAX...
Oh, did I mention that I left my credit card in an ATM in Ubud?.....genius, thankfully the machine sucked it and no-one went for a spree on it, just added to the complexity a little
Bonneville , here I come.