Celebrating Galungan in Bali, Snorkeling in Padang Bai

Last week was Galungan, an important holiday in Bali celebrating the victory of good (dharma) over evil (adharma). We went to a friend’s family home for the celebration. His family played dress-up with us to excellent effect.

Apparently my hair needed some intervention.

Apparently my hair needed some intervention.

IMG_0097

We tried durian for the first time. It was, um, interesting.

We tried durian for the first time. It was, um, interesting.

After making offerings.

After making offerings.

 

After making the rounds to the village temples and making offerings of incense and flowers, we headed to White Sand Beach for a swim and a long nap. 😀

A surreal full moon rising over White Sand Beach, Candidasa.

A surreal full moon rising over White Sand Beach, Candidasa.

A few days later, we headed to Blue Lagoon at Padang Bai, one of our favorite snorkeling spots. We found the same group of gregarious clownfish from our previous snorkeling trip. This time I had my new underwater camera, a wonderful birthday gift from Zev. Admittedly, my photos are not great, but trying to photograph a flitting fish while holding your breath 4 meters beneath the surface and swimming against the current is challenging to say the least.

This is the second time I've found this adorable family of clown fish.

This is the second time I’ve found this adorable family of clown fish.

Zev got the best photograph of the day, the family of clown fish was practically mugging for the camera. His ability to dangle upside down over the reef while photographing the creatures left me green with envy.

 

IMG_0024

Another family of clown fish, these guys were in such a beautiful purple anemone.

Another family of clown fish, these guys were in such a beautiful purple anemone.

IMG_0063

 

Happy Galungan, Easter, Passover!

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Celebrating Galungan in Bali, Snorkeling in Padang Bai

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s