Lorin Hotel & Resort
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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 ...
... was a bar there with a load of old Malay surfer hippies.
In the evening we went firefly watching. Sounds a little lame but it was AMAZING! We took a little boat trip down a river in the dark. Fireflies don't like lights apart from red ones to the driver had a gentle red lamp that he would wave back and forth. The dark trees would light up like Christmas trees and the fireflies would slowly float over to us. It was just stunning and so very relaxing and romantic. Pity ...
... the room, I had brought two bottles of Coconut Wine AKA Toddy here locally, perhaps the modern version of it. Though my mother kept complaining that she missed all the good Deepavali programs on ASTRO (the satellite ...