There is a tradition in the diving community to celebrate dive number one hundred by diving naked. My hundredth dive was my instructor exam, so it was quite out of the question to let it all hang out… Since I didn’t do my hundredth dive naked, the idea was to do it for number two… Continue reading Coconut 5 RM, 200 logged dives
Patience, Prayer and Penicillin heal all wounds…
… even tropical ulcers. I had a visit from my cousin ages ago, and we had a brilliant time together. It was magnificent to finally be able to show someone from home what I’m always nagging about… Since then, I have also been able to show my sister Anne Malene and her boyfriend Øyvin, and… Continue reading Patience, Prayer and Penicillin heal all wounds…
First diving course, lunch in Thailand, visitor from Norway
I am currently sitting on a bus on the way to the airport in Kota Bharu. I’ve spent most of the day in buses, going to Thailand for lunch, and then back into Malaysia with another 90 day visa period. My cousin Gaute is arriving soon, and together we will race to Kuala Besut to… Continue reading First diving course, lunch in Thailand, visitor from Norway
Uncle Travelling Gjerulf to become uncle again!
The days roll by here in the Perhentians, and the FIFA World Championship is on. For about a week I’ve been coughing and coughing to empty my lungs of the stubborn phlegm that just won’t go away. was really cold one night, and the resulting chest cold is as stubborn as is to be expected… Continue reading Uncle Travelling Gjerulf to become uncle again!
We’re open for business!
It’s been waaaay too long since my last update, but we’re now finally up and running. Most of my time in the weeks since I wrote last were spent getting things ready, but it has now all paid off. 🙂 The new deck is beautiful, compressor works, we’ve got the staff we need, and we’re… Continue reading We’re open for business!
Life on the island is running it’s course, people come and go, the beach is white and the jungle is green, the sea is dark blue and sky is a lighter blue, the sun rises and the sun sets, the moon and stars spin their course above all of us. The past few days I’ve… Continue reading Island Life
Precious precipitation pouring over Pulau Perhentian
I’ve been in the Perhentians almost two weeks, and I’m still hanging around waiting for equipment, boat, compressor and stuff. It’s been mostly lazy days, beach time, socializing and chilling, but we’ve also had some longed-for rain! The fresh water supply was dwindling, and for a few days we were almost without water for showers… Continue reading Precious precipitation pouring over Pulau Perhentian
Return to Paradise
I’ve been nagging about this in my last three posts, but just to confirm it: I’m back in the PERHENTIANS! I came on the first boat this morning, and I’ve settled in above the dive shop, in one of the three rooms upstairs. Three of the people who were here with Sunlight last year were… Continue reading Return to Paradise
God påske, Happy Easter!
Today is Easter Sunday and I googled church in Sanur, and found the Gateway Community Church, where they celebrate Sunday Service at 10am every Sunday. I hailed a bemo and got there at 9:35, and was perplexed that there were no cars outside. When I came up to the door, it said that the congregation… Continue reading God påske, Happy Easter!
Examinations going well
Really happy about my results today: Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation: 5.0 Confined Water Teaching Presentation: 5.0 Skill Circuit: 5 x 5.0 Grades go from 1.0, which is a fail, to 5.0. 😀 Happy Uncle Travelling Gjerulf!