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In the tropical garden around the villages in Saparua usually is peacefully -
but it is frome the people said sometimes to be carful: Try to avoid "babi hutan" (Wildschwein- Wild Boar) but I don`t know special about it-
if there is some on the way, quick remember the good advices of the foresters about it here in north Europa - it will shure meet the point....
But a true danger seems to me the sharp leaves of the sago palm leaves.
It was there the first time I saw a peasant with boots!
So see the photos-
it seems better not to leave the way in this sago palm wood.
Written Mar 9, 2010
If you see the tropiceal beaches of Ambon and Saparua its nothing that seems dangerous. But look the people- mostly they don´t lose the sandals while going to boat, and not so much people goes simple bathing.
At the Seebridge at Tulehu waiting for the speedboat we look a little around- and real what was that! At the ground there was not only fishes- a group of Seeigel (sea urchins) was waiting there and seems looking around too- see the photo!
It is real the moment you should say "oh bathing here is not a good idea"- and don`t leave never the seebridge in unnormal way- I have heared it is a very sad adventure to disturb a Seeigel.
In a good travelles book you will find some good tips, what to do in that kind- better read it in before!.
A good german travellerbook is "Das Tropenbuch " from Roland Hanewald
Updated May 2, 2008
If you want to take a speedboat, choose a good one.
Be careful, cause the fuel tanks are in the backside, mostly under the back seats near the two or more Yamahas!
If the people are allowed to boarding, put the baggage at the space you want to sit or better let you help from someone. Don`t forget to thank him for the help so about 10.000 Rp. The best seat is in the heck half outside.
And ask, if the fuel tanks are full. If not, and they want fill/refill the tank, it is strongly recommended to leave the boat immediatly(!)- shure it needs no further explanation. Wait nearby at the seabridge until it the speedboat team are complete ready with refilling the tanks!
A good Speedboat Team fills the Benzin from the (usual 6 ore 8 of 30-Liter !) canisters with a tube from the seabridge, BEFORE the passengers are allowed to boarding. See the photo.
Updated Mar 7, 2008