Just after our satisfying lunch on board. This fellow fisherman, paddling his small narrow wooden boat to our phinisi. Offering his catch of the day ! The 2 fish. In the middle of Banda Sea. How would you buy when he offered the pair for Rp. 50K. He said he needed money to buy gasoline. He then paddled further from our phinisi with Rp.100K. May God protect and bless his island life.
Banda Sea is at Maluku islands, Indonesia. Connected to the Pacific ocean and forms the western south portion of the Pacific ocean. Length is about 1,000 km from east to west, with of 500 km from north to south. Its depth can go as far as between 5,400 – 5,800 meters down. It is surrounded by hundreds of islands. It is the home for various sea creatures to include whales, frogfish, shark, dolphins, seahorse, mandarin fish, tuna, and much more. It’s sky contains of 21 species of birds that are impossible to find anywhere else in the world.