I took the first tender in this morning to take the first tour of the island to look for Komodo Dragons…. As soon as the tender arrived we saw our first dragon. This turned out to be a pretty good omen. It was just the first dragon out of many we saw today. During the tour I had a fairly close call…. A dragon charged after me as I was shooting photos of it (charging me) and it got perilously close before I dove out of the way. These creatures are very strong, fast and deadly. It made for some great photo opportunities. After the tour was over, our guide approached us and indicated if we wanted to continue touring he would take us so…. For a nominal fee we went out and did it all over again. It was money well spent, there were many more dragons to see. What a day!