Close Encounters On The Wallace Line
For the last few years I have found myself in the rather privileged position of having an opportunity to spend extended periods of time on the exotic island of Bali.
This small dot is part of the greater Indonesian archipelago and has, in recent years become one of the world's 'hot spots' when it comes to tourism. Approximately 6.3 million Indonesian and 3.8 million 'foreign' devils arrive each year to soak up the sun, the culture and everything else this wonderland offers.
For many, the lure of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak keep the visitors happy and many seldom venture forth to explore the diverse cultural and varied landscape that the island and its surrounds offer.
This diatribe will not dwell too much on Bali, but rather concentrate on one of the most unusual phenomena’s on the planet which occurs just 12 miles offshore between the islands of Bali, Nusa Penida and Lombok.
In 1857 Phillip Lutley Sclater a little known 28-year-old explorer delivered a paper to&n