31 July 2017

Dive n. 754: Hot Rocks, Bima Bay, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Curiose bolla di gas vulcanico a Bima Bay, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Grazie all'equipaggio del Dewi Nusantara.

26 July 2017

Drone videos, Komodo islands, Indonesia

Fun between dives, Komodo, Indonesia. Videos by Luca Triscornia.

25 July 2017

Komodo National Park, Indonesia, dive cruise July 2017

Courtesy of Andre on Dewi Nusantara, this is me chasing fish with my camera!

Mission report from a great trip on the best liveaboard!

The video below is by my dive buddy Luca, published with his kind permission.

01 July 2017

Sesquicentennial of Canadian independence 1867 - 2017

Today walkaround in central Ottawa for the SESQUICENTENNIAL (150 years) of the "repatriation" of the Canadian constitution. Kind of a national day of independence, from the UK of course.

Everything is red and white, with many flags flying the distinctive maple 🍁 leaf. Bruce is proud of his flag because it is distinctive of its country, flags should be unique and immediately associated with the idea of the country they represent, a symbol. I agree, Italy's red white green is the same trio of colors used by many countries, kind of boring.

PM Justin Trudeau makes a bilingual speech.

My main takeaway is that Canada is not a melting pot like it big southern neighbor. Each culture of its constituent peoples remains distinct, each Canadian keep his or her identity which being part of the national society.

Yesterday we celebrated with our Ottawan friends, who organized a great garden party for the occasion. A whole pig on the spit, good wines and croquet for all in a lush garden. What a civilized way to celebrate!