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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
... served a banana pancake for breki, but couldn't loose with some local fruit. The second day we went on a small trip where by we met a local aboriginal tribe (5 families at this camp). We learnt the ways in which they live and hunt, and basically that's all they do do. Half dressed in clothes, where before they'd wear tree bark they appear African which was their origin. They literally hand make everything out of anything. From homes to ...
... 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 ...
... turtles go and probably squished a couple. Idiots.
So we turned our attention back to the mother who had covered her eggs. One of the guides began to dig up her nest to collect the eggs to be brought to the turtle sanctuary. That was the worst bit. They put the eggs into a plastic shopping bag.
They say that all of this is for the benefit of the turtles, but I wonder how much this is actually helping them and how much is just helping the guides pockets.