A visit to Bali, Indonesia for a walk across the now infamous “Yellow Bridge” – made for pedestrians and scooters/bikes at certain time – which connected Nusa Ceningan with Nusa Lembongan in Bali. Indonesia. This clip show some workers repairing the ridge which sadly collapsed resulting in the death of many people – pilgrims returning from a day of silent prayer. Now replaced.
From a porch, I share a few rambling thoughts about the situation in Nepal, annotations about disasters and social media, and a few ways to help including: attending a Nepal relief dinner at Gurkha Restaurant on Davie Street; and, helping with a unique solar panel project with donations and or geek help.
Continuing on a conversation about Iraq and Afghanistan, Lt. Magnum of the US Navy shares experiences from an assignment helping the Philippines recover from a variety of natural disasters aboard the USS Pelilu (named for the Palaun island). Stories include logistics of engineering, construction projects, diplomatic relations, ingenuity on the ground, pig roasts, helicopter landings and the goodness of the Navy’s construction battalion AKA SeaBees.