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Fisherman

lombok ampenan fisherman

 

Fish all night.  Fix the boat, nets, and sleep during the day.  Interesting life.


Just a few boats

lombok ampenan

We took a tour of the west of Lombok and our driver took us to Ampenan.  Ampenan is a town that is now part of the greater Mataram area (Mataram is the capital city of Lombok).  Ampenan is also a town full of fishermen.  These are their boats.  Well…this is the front row of boats. There are two, or three, rows of boats behind this row.

Every night, all of the fishermen push these boats out into the water and fish, and in the morning they come back in and take their fish to market.  When I think about the hundreds of boats on the beach, I cannot imagine it empty, yet every night it is.


Set your mind adrift…

I don’t know what’s more interesting – the boats on the water, waiting to take their owners on watery adventures, or the reflections of the boats in the water.

Photographically speaking, I’m enamored of the reflections.  I love how everything is mirrored, but not quite exactly.  There’s that wavering quality that suggests that the world below is just like ours, but dreamier.