There is no doubt that we are living in dark times. Covid 19 has taken its toll on everyone. No matter how rich or poor this pandemic knows no boundaries. It respects no class or wealth division. Whilst many in the west have indeed suffered at its hand we should spare a moment to contemplate on the plight of those unfortunate souls in countries that rely on tourism to keep them economically afloat. Many remote islands in Indonesia have no electricity or clean water. They rely on daily deliveries from the larger islands to keep their communities alive. When the people cannot come they suffer greater hardships than we can imagine. We hope and pray that we will soon be able to see these poor people get back on to the road of economic recovery and look forward to the day when we can smile with them again.
Ray and Angela Hale
The Naturally Wild Company Adventures
“Sail with us to Paradise”
In 2020 we led an entomological /arachnological orientated trip with excursions on to a number of islands including the most beautiful and remote islands of Raja Ampat where we swam on stunning coral reefs and witnessed the stunning Birds of Paradise.
The Red Bird Of Paradise
Wilsons’s Bird of Paradise
Wallaces Golden Wing Butterfly on Bachan Island
Golden Wing Caterpillar
Wallace’s Standard Wing Bird Of Paradise
We visited a number of remote islands and trekked into rain forests in search of butterflies, beetles and bugs. Not forgetting of course the odd spider we came across. We snorkelled in crystal clear waters and got up close and personal with some of the most amazing marine life on the planet. We snorkelled with turtles and got up close with Manta rays and whalesharks. An adventure not to be missed.