Lorin Hotel & Resort
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Somehow our GPS took us down round the port area at Kuantan. Apparently, large deposits of bauxite were discovered near here recently so it was really busy. Everywhere was red dust and long trails of it all down the road and close to the town.
It was a great trip and once back at our boats cleaned up & got ready to head off next day. A good trip this time more barges & tugs and lots of traffic with ships coming down from Singapore. Really great in fact they where so good at keeping out of our way. Had a dance with
one but all sorted quickly as I came back to course.
Sailed two nights to arrive ...
... Lengkuas Island. We snorkeled just offshore, but the coral was too shallow that it is quite hard to maneuver. The view itself was ok, I would say that Lombok was better. The star attraction, however, was the lighthouse boasting high to the sky. We climbed all 19 stores to reach the top, and the view was simply mesmerizing. This is the postcard picture of Belitung.
Our next stop was Pulau Kepayang. We we're suppose ...
... Punai is an almost extinct bird endemic to Belitung. The island used to be their biggest colony. No one, or at least no one I talked to on the beach, was quite sure why and how they were dramatically decreasing in population.
It was very calm. We were once again the only tourist here ( I told you it's off-the-beaten track). But we did met some locals and an ocean explorer who have just sailed all the way from Kendari ...
... to the shoreline and each given a turtle to release. This was my favourite part, finally letting the poor fellas go after all the **** they went through. Some of them actually seemed reluctant to get into the water. Apparently if you let them go 5 metres from the sea, they'll always remember where they came from and any ones that survive will go back there. Only 1 in 1000 will make it though. Again the Japanese and French being retarded, they started to walk on the sand where we had ...