My Mi Goreng-breakfast gets overshadowed my some serious sore throat (the airconditions fault) . We pack our bags and leave them in the storage room of Grandmas Hotel. We get picked up shortly after by Toni, our driver for today to start our customized tour…
Tanah Lot –
First stop: Tanah Lot. Wow. This temple sure is impressing – though he is crowded by tourists. It is located a few meters from the shore on a rock which is connected by a promontory. The access to the temple is tough flooded at the time of our arrival, so I decide (like some other tourists here) to walk along the rocky coastside.
You get a little more “personal space” here than on the paved area. Right after I decided to walk up to the edge of the rocks to take some pictures without all the people in my viewfinder I notice a huge wave approaching quite fast. This spectacular falling on my ass was sponsored by “damn wave” in cooperation with “fucking slippery rock”. Fuck. The few scratches and getting soaked isn’t that bad compared to the dropped camera which spurts a fair amount of saltwater as I pick it up. This sure isnt healthy for all the electronics inside. Fuck . Well… at least a silver lining: Some chubby kid also fell a few meters from me and is crying . I wasn’t the only idiot to face plant it. Hmm, R.I.P camera it seems, the lens is also broken – at least it was a cheap compact one…
Nusa Dua –
Next Stop: Nusa Dua. I expected this beach here to be good for swimming or snorkeling, but it seems it is more suited for surfing. Alright then. The fins will have to stay in the car. I don’t really want to have to dry the diverboots after a little swimming. There seem to be lots of resorts in this area… quite