Daily Photo – Dusk ends the Day


Found an interesting location for some fishing boats hiding behind some mangroves, with the light of the coal ports behind illuminating the background. Fishing for a living is a tradition throughout Asia and in Bengkulu is much the same. Although a lot of people have moved on to more profitable areas in Indonesia. I just wish the people of Indonesia had more love for the world around them instead of thinking that more money will make them happy. This is such a beautiful area that has been turned into an eye sore. Every where I go I see nothing but pilfering from the surrounds. This one beautiful location near the port of Bengkulu has stock piles and stock piles of coal, blackening all the surrounds and when I reached the beautiful beach after travelling through the stock piles, it was more trucks removing the gorgeous golden sand. There is no location with this golden sand much like you find on Australian beaches, but here it’s only good for cement. So that too is being collected. Perhaps my struggles to keep sharing the beauty of this world are starting to suffer with this swim against the tide I have embarked on. Rant over.

Daily Photo - Dusk ends the Day
Daily Photo – Dusk ends the Day

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  1. Stephen Flynn on Facebook

    breaks you heart don’t it Bruce? That area would have once been very beautiful. Fishing industry is on its last legs as those mangrove are where the fish breed and people indiscriminately net fish there, and no legal size limits, bag limits or apparent regulations to control any of it. Was trying to explain to the fishermen of kampung nelayan that the reason there aren’t many fish about these days is because of the activities down here. They didn’t seem to recognise the connection of mangroves being the hatcheries for the fishing stocks at sea?? Its an uphill battle mate…. Govt needs to step up and educate and regulate…


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