>Funeral Procession video.


Balinese Funeral in Ubud Indonesia from Rory Seiter.


>Fly fishing at Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia


Today we headed up to Tanah Lot. The temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.
Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 15th century priest Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island’s beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods.
The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

Pura Batu Balong
Pura Batu Balong
Tanah Lot
I made my own offerings to the sea gods (and fish) in the form of clouser minnows. I didn’t get any takers, but fishing with Hindu temples looking on either side of me felt pretty cool.

>Fly fishing in Bali.


I rented a boat for a couple hours and it was quite the experience. I had a blast.

I fished and we surfed near the runway of Denpasar International Airport. The runway juts out into the ocean and it is neat to see the planes taking off and landing so close to all the action in the water.
Here is my “captain”. He looks bored because he can’t understand why I wouldn’t want to jig, bottom fish, or troll today. 

 I made him stay close to shore where I could see the reef. When he realized what I was doing, he took a nap. He probably thought that I was crazy. I doubt he has ever seen fly fishing in his life. He was happy to make a few bucks nap for the afternoon!

Nope, I didn’t catch anything, see any fish, or get any hits.

>Around our Ubud hotel.

>I took all of these pictures near our hotel.

There are lots of ponds with lotus flowers in them.

One of the two infinity pools.

This leads to the temple.

The rice fields after draining.

Rice fields during flooding.

Water drops on rice.

I finally found someone fishing.


Home made fishing rods!

>East Bali.


Pineapple stuffed coconut crusted chicken.

Taman Sari Temple. With a lot of fish.

An offering.

Fishing boats at Kusamba.

Still haven’t done any fishing, but we head to the coast tomorrow. There is some big surf headed our way. Sounds like fun!

>Funeral procession in Ubud, Bali.


We found this large bull and tower being made a few days ago. We asked the people making it what it was for. The explained that a couple of people in the community had died, so they were putting the bodies in the tower and carrying them to the cemetery in a few days. They close the roads and everyone seems to be involved so when someone dies they wait a few days to see if anyone else will die. They can’t cause this ruckus every day of the week.