These stories are for your added entertainment and to go along with and enhance the photos. Everyone knows  “one story is worth a thousand photos” Ha ha. The stories have been dredged from failing memory banks and are thusly saved for posterity, so you all can get just a glimpse of what it was like “way back when”. Please feel free to submit your own story for consideration.

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Fish Tails

By: Bill Heick on January 4th, 2016
Boats | Locals

Indonesian turtle fishermen, during this period, lived on fish and rice. Three times a day, everyday. Our crew was no different. Wherever we were going there were hand lines out, gaffs at the ready, and plenty of excitement at the hookups. The fishing was incredible in the early years. Starting [...]

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Sunset Hues

We Have Whiskey

By: Bill Heick on December 29th, 2015
Girls | Legends

Gili Trawangan Island is about a three hour boat ride [in our slow boat] from Deserts. We would often cruise up there during flat spells for a little R&R. The island boasted beautiful calm water, great diving, and a little night life for those so inclined. A lot of young [...]

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Volcano Gunung Agung

Malaria is Living Hell

By: Bill Heick on December 27th, 2015

One of the scourges of the tropical third world, malaria is not something to be taken lightly. Rampant through much of Indo, especially Lombok, this mosquito borne parasite invades your bloodstream, literally eating your red blood cells until either your immune system overcomes it or it overcomes you. In this [...]

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Team Moana Manu

No Friends on a Powder Day

By: Bill Heick on December 24th, 2015

It was mid-season 1985. We’d been on a roll, scoring swell after swell with no one around and still a few years before any charter boats started showing up. Anchored in the calm waters of Bangko Bangko bay we pretty much knew when to pull anchor each day and cruise [...]

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