Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Indonesia - Day 3 - Nusa Lembongan

Ok, so we are still staying at Seminyak, but we spent the day on the island of Nusa Lembongan.

Another early morning, Kristen is still getting used to the time difference and yesterdays rafting took a lot out of her. We got to the marina early to board our boat.

The Bali Hai II
The Boat 1 slip over, bearing a pirates flag with a chefs hat

Once we arrived at Nusa Lembongan Bay we transferred from the Bali Hai II to the Bali Hai Pontoon. You can choose to spend the day on the pontoon, swimming, snorkelling, diving or just laying under the sun. We jumped on a smaller boat headed to the island. Once on the island we jumped in Nusa Lembongans version of a tuk tuk and went to check out the local village, where they farm sea weed.

Literally boat loads of the stuff
Sea weed as far as the eye can see
After the village we went back to the pontoon for a "semi submersible" boat ride... These things are a death trap waiting to happen... Anyway, we boarded the boat and were taken on a tour of the reef, our pictures didn't turn out great through the glass so we haven't included any :(.

After surviving the semi submersible ride it was back onto the boat to the island for lunch and lounging around in the pool. Kristen found an empty hammock and made a B-line for it. I borrowed some stone age snorkelling equipment and went for a paddle about but not much to see off the beach.

Then the bell rang and it was time to head back to the boat. We got back to the pontoon and the people on it were still swimming and snorkelling and laying about, so I grabbed our Chinese gopro and went for the slip n slide... 

After we got back to the hotel we were trying to decide where we were going to have dinner. I asked my niece Lauren who would live in Bali if she could and it turned out our hotel is right next door to one of her favourite restaurants, a place we would have just ignored and walked past any other time. So dinner was served under brightly coloured beach umbrellas on the beach in bean bag chairs with the sun setting over the horizon.

Dinner to celebrate finding each other 8 long years ago :)

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