|Sunset reddened clouds reflecting in our pool.|
|Many passersby carry needed supplies along the beach.|
Wearing swimsuits all day, we hardly ever wear street clothes. When we do go out, its shorts and in-good-condition tee shirts. We wear the same outfits over and over again. After showering in the late afternoon, we still don't dress into street clothes. Once again, we don a dry swimsuit, with a sarong for me, while Tom wears swim trunks and tee shirt for dining.
|Gede explained that these plastic coverings are to protect watermelon from the hot sun.|
We've exercised this same process over most of these past years since we've only had a clothes dryer while in Hawaii (eight months, four islands, all had dryers) and in Trinity Beach, Australia. We've discovered that most countries (except the US) hang their clothing on racks, indoors or outdoors depending on the weather and situation.
|Typical small business building found in a village.|
In my old life, I'd have packed for days for a four night tropical trip. Now, with limited options from which to choose, most likely I'll be able to pack in 10 minutes. I no longer own a single dress, a handbag or a dressier type top to go with shorts.
|Rice is a huge staple in the Balinese people's diet and is exported to many parts of the world.|
Taking special care in selecting outfits in our old life, I had many options from which to choose; matchy-matchy tops, pants, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Those options are now a thing of the past.
|Crossing a bridge over a river.|
As Tom would say, "Its a good thing," when we have so little "fluff" in our luggage. Only the basics deserve a spot in those now worn bags which must be replaced when we arrive in the US. Hope they last that long.
|A Muslim holiday celebrated at the beach.|
Tom, on the other hand, never had much interest in clothes, although he does take special care each day to be fresh, clean and wearing equally decent looking attire in reasonably good condition.
|Minutes before the sun descended from view. Before dark, the security guy visits our villa turning on outdoor lights, returning at sunrise to turn them off.|
Today, we plan to walk on the beach to visit our new friends, Pia and Thomas at their home. Once we've uploaded today's post, we'll be on our way.
We hope you have a pleasant day as well.
Photo from one year ago today, September 24, 2015:
|One year ago we posted photos of the upcoming booking for a vacation home in Penguin Beach, Tasmania, beginning on December 3, 2016 (in a little over two months). We'll spend Christmas in this property, leaving the middle of January on a four hour drive to another vacation home in Anchorage (40 minutes from Hobart). For more photos of this lovely property, please click here.|